Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) and Attorney General John Swallow (R) have responded to a suit challenging the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage by denying that it even discriminates against the gay community.
Utah law prevents neither homosexuals nor lesbians from marrying. Homosexuals and lesbians may marry in Utah, but they face the same restriction heterosexuals do – they may not marry a person of the same sex. This restriction is not gender based – it applies equally to both males and females.
“In its majestic equality, the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets and steal loaves of bread.”
~ Anatole France