[The Anti-Gays] Whenever the Legislature is in session, some idiot--usually Sen. Chris Buttars, but not always--does something so breathtakingly petty and intolerant in the name of "protecting [some] families" I end up growling and throwing a shoe at the TV (which, fortunately, is too small for me to hit from across the room): "Argh! Have they no shame?"
Well, apparently they do--a bit. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee were sufficiently ashamed at what they were about to do that they had to wait until Sen. Scott McCoy was out of the room before voting to bring Buttars' latest nanny-government outrage to the Senate floor.
Other than Buttars, those who voted for the anti-gay measure were Brigham City Republican Peter C. Knudson, Ogden Republican Allen M. Christensen--and West Valley Democrat Brent Goodfellow. (Gee, thanks, Brent. Way to kiss Republican ass. Do they let you hang out at their cafeteria table now?)
I was surprised to see that those senators' home phone numbers appear to be listed on the Senate Website. Check the above links if you don't believe it. Guess they must enjoy feedback from their satisfied constituents.
Maybe I'm just a Negative Nancy, but why does the Trib report that McCoy is "openly gay" in every story? Is it afraid we might forget? Because I've never read of Buttars, Knudson or Christensen being descibed as "openly straight." (Brandon Burt)