[Trends in Democracy] Let's see. On a chilly, rainy Sunday night, more than 600 people turn out at the Salt Lake City Main Library plaza for a candlelight vigil protesting California's Proposition 8. Of particular emphasis was the deep involvement of the LDS Church in the ballot measure to outlaw same-sex marriage in California.
Perhaps the reporter's estimate of turnout was a bit optimistic. What if it were only 400 protesters?
I'd say any candidate in any party in Utah ought to start taking these numbers seriously. Ignore the issues that matter to gay and lesbian voters and their families at your peril. Even in Utah. (Holly Mullen)