Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Utah's Governor Backs Civil Unions, Common Ground

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Observer Update) - Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. of Utah announced his support for Utah's Common Ground Initiative, queerty.com reported.

Originally four bills, the Initiative which would offer a variety of basic rights to LGBT Utahns– not only that, but he says he supports civil unions as well.

The Common Ground Intiative has taken a battering in the State House and Senate and only two measures, a fair housing bill and a domestic partner bill, remain, but the Beehive guv said he supported both. Gay rights leaders replied, "We'll take all the help we can get.”

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