Utah is spending $2 Million of taxpayer $ to fight marriage equality

You can’t help but say “huh??” to this one.  Utah’s Attorney General, Sean Reyes is spending about $2 Million of taxpayer dollars to fight the noble fight of the righteous or whatever he wants to call it.  As you know, Reyes has been wining since same-sex marriage became legal again in Utah.  He even filed for an emergency stay of the bigoted law that banned same-sex marriages.  This is a HUGE amount of money to waste on something that clearly has bigoted roots that are promoted by various religious organizations.  

This is just a drop in the bucket of money that has been wasted in recent history for people trying to “protect marriage”.  In 2011, U.S. House Republicans spent $2.3 Million of taxpayer dollars to defend the bigoted Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  The lawyer hired has a billable rate of $520 an hour.  I don’t care what your personal beliefs are.  I don’t want to contribute $1 of my hard earned money to support bigotry.

How much GOOD could we do with all that money and energy that has been wasted on promoting bigotry? Feed the hungry, provide life-saving vaccinations to those in need, help the homeless…I could go on and on.  Logic and reason folks.  It is truly lost on most people. 

Bottom line, everyone should have the CIVIL RIGHT to get married.   Religious organizations should have the right to decide who they want to marry based on their ridiculous and man made rules.  

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