all in the family

Well, not if you’re Rep. LaVar Christensen of Sandy/Draper. Christensen has introduced a flurry of bills this session directly targeting the LGBT community in Utah. The one that stands out to me is HB270.

HB270 narrowly defines “family” in the state of Utah, and in doing so invalidates even families led by a single, straight parent. The bill reads as:

“This bill states, as the public policy of Utah, that a family, consisting of a legally and  lawfully married man and woman and their children, is the fundamental unit of society; and requires that publicly funded social programs, government services, laws, and regulations designed to support families be carefully scrutinized to ensure that they promote the family.”

So, you’re a single mom with three kids and your husband died in Iraq or Afghanistan? Oh, sorry…no hubby, so…you’re not a family anymore. Tough shit for you.

When are these bigots going to realize their efforts to marginalize one group they hate do the same to many others; sometimes groups they don’t intend to punish. Then again, I don’t expect much from someone named LaVar. Just sort of screams, “DOUCHEBAG,” don’t you think?

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2 responses to “all in the family

  1. If a man has two wives, is it still considered a family?

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