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Tell Utah Governor: You Can't "Unmarry" Legally Wed Same-Sex Couples - SIGN PLEASE !

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Utah, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, LGBT, same sex marriage, human rights, SCOTUSrepublicans, politics )

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in a truly appalling move, hundreds of newly and legally married Utah couples have been told that their marriages are now "on hold until further notice" and will not be recognized by the state of Utah - even though they were sanctioned by that state.

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Angelika R (143)
Friday January 10, 2014, 2:47 pm
Governor Gary Herbert's office has ordered state agencies not to recognize these legal marriages performed over the past few weeks, following a court ruling that permitted them. That decision is now being appealed to the Supreme Court.
"Governor Herbert, how dare you order state agencies not to recognize legal marriages? You should be ashamed, and you should reverse that decision immediately."

Animae C (514)
Friday January 10, 2014, 2:49 pm
4344 signatures

Angelika R (143)
Friday January 10, 2014, 2:52 pm
poor fool, - he MUST have lost his mind.

David B (38)
Friday January 10, 2014, 2:58 pm
Thanks Angelika... Signed.

This may be of interest?...

Breaking: Obama Administration Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Utah

CNN - The Justice Department announced Friday it will recognize - for federal purposes - same-sex marriages performed for a short period in Utah. - (The state on Wednesday said it would not recognize the approximately 1,000 marriages or marriage licenses)

Angelika R (143)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:04 pm
This IS INDEED of interest, thx David for this update! Nevertheless, that idiot Gov still needs to be SHAMED and TOLD SO! In this new development the detour via SCOTUS will likely be obsolete-good!

JL A (281)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:05 pm
I seem to recall a legal determination in CA on this issue that required the State to acknowledge all marriages performed while it was legal; that may be part of the issue HRC has filed on.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:05 pm

Friggin' small minds. (Frankly, I was shocked that Utah even -- although briefly recognized -- passed a same-sex marriage law.)


Angelika R (143)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:05 pm
I wish this petition WOULD collect thousands of sigs and thrown in his face!

Angelika R (143)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:07 pm
Next-forcing ALL states to follow MORMON "faith"-or what.. he's got to go!

Angelika R (143)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:09 pm
Judi, yes and HRC also had their petition out for this,-I should perhaps have posted that earlier..though others got it too.

Krish Away (43)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:24 pm
Signed.. saw the news.. thx for giving a petition about this..

Krish Away (43)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:24 pm
Noted David's news as well

Roseann d (178)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:28 pm
Does that go for Polygamists too?

Krish Away (43)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:29 pm
This site was new for me.. for signing petitions.. they also give option to display name as "Anonymous" in the list.. I like that option

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:29 pm

Ya know, it's the HYPOCRISY of the TP/Republicans that galls me most.

While they protest over-involvement of government in their lives, and will protect, with great enthusiasm, their right to their own lifestyle choices and religious followings . . . they have no problem with allowing the government to invade the consciences and extremely personal decisions of women and their bodies. Further, while resenting a "Nanny state," they persistently interfere with the rights of individuals to live their own lives according to their personal and non-confrontational-to-others beliefs, if they disagree with their own.


Angelika R (143)
Friday January 10, 2014, 3:59 pm
It is GALLING MOST PEOPLE! Carole;) sane people, that is!

Angelika R (143)
Friday January 10, 2014, 4:01 pm
@ Krish-there are actually a number of sites providing anonymous signature option. I see it all the time.

Ondine J (134)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:26 pm
Noted and signed of course, this guy is a bumbling fool.

Sheryl G (360)
Friday January 10, 2014, 5:48 pm
Signed with comment. Consenting adults who love each other, live and let live. Honestly, with all the various serious issue we have going on and he wants to spend his time destroying lives instead of working on issues to help the American people figure out how to get out of this depression many are in.

Past Member (0)
Friday January 10, 2014, 6:09 pm
Signed-thx Angelika

Natalie Away J (125)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 4:00 am
Sounds as though he's gone mad - he reminds me of King Henry VIII - who married Anne of Cleves, then divorced her and made her his sister so he could marry Catherine Howard, killed Catherine then wanted to marry Anne of Cleves again. Such madness. Men in power think they can get away with anything and they often do.

Nancy B (63)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 5:13 pm
Well I did not know much about ut when I moved here , realize I love the land but not the Bigots.
Have signed all . Love is love if this your life style I am not against it .
The state need,s to separate church from state.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 8:12 pm
Petition signed.

ty, Angelika.

Fran F (118)
Saturday January 11, 2014, 11:53 pm
Noted and signed with comment. What a goofball.

Alan Lambert (91)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 2:17 am
Signed and noted.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 4:55 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

TOM T (246)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:59 am
ABSOLUTELY SIGNED ! Noted & Shared .........
When will this MADNESS END!?
Thank You for bringing to OUR attention !

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 8:20 am
please read thread >

Lady Suki (446)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:36 am
Signed and noted.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 10:26 am
Would never sign such a petition. I do not mind civil unions among gays - but a real marriage is between 1 man and 1 woman!

David C (129)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:02 am
signed...and spam flagged.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:04 am
Debbie- apart from missing the topic here -it is against the GOVERNOR - there's no such thing as "a real marriage"-a term you will not find in the constitution not in ANY LAW.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:05 am

David B (38)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:14 am
Doesn't matter Angelika, both are against the Care2 constitution.

Michael A (28)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:16 am

. (0)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:21 am
letter sent

silja s (76)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 12:01 pm
Allowing the marriage of young girls you deem possible and call it Bountiful. Yet fearful of marriage between couples who BOTH consent to their marriage. Clearly Utah governor is skewed.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 12:44 pm
Gladly signed. Noted. Thank you, Angelika.
*Flagged the spammer "Patricia Wallace" above.

Gloria p (304)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 12:56 pm

Dotti L (85)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 12:57 pm
Strange, for a short time same sex marriage was legal in Oregon. My nephew and partner were married. They reversed the law and refunded their $60 fee. Petition gladly signed. I like the question that Roseann posed.How about the polygamists? My BOYZ, as I call them, are now legally married in WA state where we live.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 1:16 pm
Right on Dotti! So did I and is why i threw in that keyword MORMONS!

Jeremy S (3)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 1:20 pm
There was another man who thought he had the right to determine what the definition of marriage was. Ended up creating a whole new religion, too--Henry VIII, I think it was...

And look just how well he's regarded now!

Lane Yoshiyama (1)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 1:30 pm
I was happy to sign. Thanks for posting!

Birgit W (160)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 1:59 pm
Signed, thanks.

Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 2:07 pm
Marriage is about committed relationship, love and family. So what the hell does the Utah governor think he is doing? What a bunch of reactive putzes who should pay attention to their own relationships before casting stones at others.

So signed!

Ann Welton (230)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 2:34 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Angelika.

Ruth M (235)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 2:46 pm
Done. How ridiculous!!!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 2:55 pm

Nan Towle (75)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 4:03 pm
Noted and Signed.
Sorry, Governor Herbert, but you are not a sanctioned person (the King or Sovereign) to reverse, these legal contracts of marriage whether the couple is same-sex or not. And what you are doing is against public policy. What this does tell everyone is that you are not fully understanding your role as a Governor and need to step down. Instead of being in the business of governing your state you are preoccupying yourself with being a busy body and trying to play "bedroom police". While, you don't have to personally be in favor of all things, but your job in office is to make sure that all are being treated fairly and equally under the law and in this case, the law that has sanctioned marriage.

S J (130)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 4:45 pm
Done, thanks Angelika.

Janis K (126)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 6:44 pm
This petition has a goal of 25000 signatures
1-25 of 7227 signatures

Sherry B (66)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 6:50 pm
Signed & noted

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 6:56 pm
Gladly signed!!!

Sherry B (66)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:07 pm
Angelika-flagged & send report. Sooo tired of her endless self promotion! We are a community of goodness & action. Her contined trolling is disrespectful to us all & the causes we fight for. DONT FEED THE TROLLS-FLAG/REPORT THEM!

Arlene C (40)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:37 pm

Laurie H (817)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:52 pm
Signed & Shared too, Thanks Angie!!!~

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:59 pm
Great Lawsuit & Criminal Prosecution time! "will not be recognized by the state of Utah - even though they were sanctioned by that state." Once a right is given & that right exercised, it's MUCH harder to take away! I hope the newly married couples get the ACLU to sue & the Att. General to Prosecute the jerks trying to "un-marry" them!

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:02 pm
noted and signed

Edwin M (346)
Monday January 13, 2014, 4:31 am
Signed, thanks Angelika. Another politician that thinks he is king and therefore possess the "divine right of kings" the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects

Angelika R (143)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:08 am
You all will have heard meantime that the DOJ already confirmed these marriages being LEGAL and most likely REMAINING so. YET this moron needs a slap in the face with this petition. We SHOULD call for him to STEP DOWN

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 10:03 am
Thank You! Now Keep Going!

Gary L (138)
Monday January 13, 2014, 10:19 am
S&N thanks

Kathleen R (138)
Monday January 13, 2014, 10:54 am
signed & noted

. (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 3:32 pm
Send Governor Herbert a message, and tell him to reverse his decision to effectively "unmarry" these legally married couples.Done

Jae A (316)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 2:44 pm
It is 'something' when those sworn to up hold laws can decide not to on personal 'beliefs if the laws don't agree with their personal religious beliefs. Bottom line...laws are for everyone but those in office that are sworn to uphold them ? The man is 'a tool' of the worst Mormon kind me well as a poor excuse of an elected official that is 'sworn' to up hold laws. Yet they do and they walk around still in office as if it's their right to decide what laws to uphold or not....a lot of these types in office today and to me...that's just wrong for all Americans. . .but it's what 'Rightwing/GOPers' love to do...break laws while in office, based on their 'personal' beliefs............%$*(@&WTF ! This 'tool' needs a kick in the rear all the way to the unemployment curb along with that slap Angelika mentioned !

Noted and signed with an added comment to my doing so , calling for his resignation as well as arrest for not following Utah state laws as he was sworn to do when he took office.. The man is a criminal at large IMO.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 2:58 pm
Thank you Jae-(unfortunately already "stared" you with a "blank" one-place it to your comment! and not only did I speakof slap in his face,-like you, I also suggested his resignation from office and like you, I also spoke of a kick in his ass !-but that was in the PMs I had sent out(which you unfortunately don't receive)

Jae A (316)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 1:51 am

I am not sure about the pvt. messages Angelika, ..I may have received them but ol mind is on a whole lot of different ..major things in our life as of late Angelika, with little time for one of my fav past-times...care2 . so I am usually in a rush when I come to it and don't always get to read all that I want or note and comment on all that I would like to read. No doubt I sometimes miss file what I do/have in the old noggin. If that's the case here...big ''oooops' ..but happy to hear we are on the same page when it comes to this, in my opinion, criminal at large...or at best...a very unworthy politician when it comes representing all the people in his state and one who goes against the laws of his state in order to represent s 'special interest'/select group only within his state...

ewoud k (68)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 10:20 am
Only a judge can "unwed", this is called "divorce".

But once legally married, you're legally married, it's as simple as that.

Divorce, death, and that's about all there is to end a legal marriage.

S&N, thanks Angelika!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday January 15, 2014, 11:11 am
Ewoud hit the nail in the head, crystal clear!

kate K (481)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 8:52 am

Melania Padilla (122)
Thursday January 16, 2014, 11:39 am
Jajaja what an iditot! Signed

Alexandra G (250)
Wednesday January 22, 2014, 5:08 am
noted and signed, thanks
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