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Utah to spend $2 million to fight against same-sex marriage

Sunday, December 29, 2013
Kim Raff, APRuth Hackford-Peer, right, and Kim Hackford-Peer, standing next to her, are married by Rev. Curtis Price, left, while hugging their two children Riley Hackford-Peer, back middle, and Casey Hackford-Peer, bottom middle, in the lobby of the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

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Ruth Hackford-Peer, right, and Kim Hackford-Peer, standing next to her, are married by Rev. Curtis Price, left, while hugging their two children Riley Hackford-Peer, back middle, and Casey Hackford-Peer, bottom middle, in the lobby of the Salt Lake County Clerk’s Office in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah officials say it will cost some $2 million to hire outside counsel to fight a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

Attorney General Sean Reyes, who was named Monday to replace his embattled predecessor John Swallow, met with the state House GOP leadership on Friday to lay out his case for bringing in outside legal help.

Reyes said he wants the additional attorneys to seek a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court of U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby’s Dec. 20 ruling and to bolster the state’s appeal to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“We need the best we can get,” House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, told KSL-TV. “He (Reyes) is coming into this, frankly, in the middle.”

Reyes is set to be sworn into office on Monday.

After hearing the projected cost, Lockhart said the House Republican majority leadership “felt comfortable telling him, ‘Move forward with what you think is in the best interest of the state.’”

She said she has learned from other lawmakers that their constituents are willing to defend the constitutional amendment in court even if it means spending more money.

“To go through the court process on an issue that, on a 2-to-1 vote, the people of our state felt was important to have in our constitution, I think is of value,” the speaker told KSL.

Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy, said he would likely be willing to appropriate the funds for outside counsel.

“This is a big deal for the Legislature and for Utah,” he said.

Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, said additional attorneys were needed.

“We should be paying for the best and the brightest,” he said. “This is a case that is not only a historic precedent, but it’s one that really goes to the core of what states’ rights is all about.”

But Senate Minority Leader Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, said outside attorneys are unnecessary.

“I think it’s a ridiculous way to go. I don’t think we’re going to win,” Davis said. “I believe we have appropriated the money for the attorney general’s office for good attorneys to be able to argue any issue.”

Ryan Bruckman, spokesman for the attorney general’s office, said negotiations were underway to hire lawyers and no details were available, including their names.

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  1. lmfao. well whatever let them try and stop progress and tolerance

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:16pm
  2. let them …waste their money..time..effort… change is coming..time is on our side… and so are the courts

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:16pm
  3. What a waste of 2 million dollars.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:17pm
  4. i saw twenty activists outside city hall! it was amazing #equal

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:17pm
  5. Feed the hungry or house the homeless

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:17pm
  6. So much money spent to fight Love How very sad.. Love is Love <3

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:17pm
  7. Defiantly a waste of money.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:17pm
  8. Putting tax payers money to good use I see…starving kids can wait! SMH!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:18pm
  9. They could be making money, paying state wages for marriage clerks, certificates, boost the marriage industry…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:18pm
  10. The price of hate!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:18pm
  11. Stupid… spend that on getting homeless into apartments or houses.. and job training

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:18pm
  12. Omfg… arent there schools or medical centres that could use that $2 million more than battling marrigaes THAT DONT AFFECT ANYBODY ELSE the united states needs to just nuke itself already.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  13. our gay rights have always been reversed but decided equal in the end. thats all i am saying. i have no worries .

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  14. Gee, I wonder why they aren’t hiring Liberty Council. Liberty Council was very vocal in its assertion that had they been hired to fight for Prop 8, they would have won.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  15. What à shame

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  16. I hate living in this state but this has been a great last 2 weeks!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  17. Sorry, but love doesn’t have a price. Their hate will not win!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  18. I love it when morons (and mormons, pretty interchangeable here) waste their money.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  19. WThell??

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  20. As ever the local GOP dominated and perhaps most integrated Church/state Government have there spending prior ties mixed up.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  21. Let fools part with their money.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:19pm
  22. hey lawyers have to eat to lol

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:44pm
  23. ha ha ha

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:45pm
  24. Good luck with that. Not gonna happen

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:20pm
  25. Friggin Mormons!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:20pm
  26. Smdh..feed clothed and house the needy…Ignorant Bastards

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:20pm
  27. Haahahahahaha… Mormons, try make this state in they property.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:20pm
  28. Exactly. The mormons have refused to speak about same-sex marriage being legal in Utah. The schools are not doing anything about the bullying. the mormon kids keep hating the gay kids. It's terrible.

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
  29. Yay more debt for America since ignorance is bliss!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:20pm
  30. What a waist of money, that money could go to something that we really need, fix parks, schools recreation centers so much more, soo sad

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:20pm
  31. Utah. Home of Mormon. Nuff said.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:20pm
  32. Time…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:20pm
  33. I disagree, Dracosoli. If they want to whine or whatever, let them. But that 2 million could be used to fund a great number of much more important social programs. Can you just imagine how many reduced-cost school lunches won’t be available? Or how many public servants won’t be able to afford the cost of living, since any raises they might get would be stopped since the state can’t afford them?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:20pm
  34. These bigots need to stop and use the money to help the poor and less fortunate.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:21pm
  35. Such a waste

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:21pm
  36. That’s!!! What they spend their state money on…. Get priorities, hate is NOT ONE!!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:22pm
  37. What a waste of money but if they are backed by the corrupt church no wonder the collection money is getting wasted on their futile efforts to stop these idiots waking up & realising they need to come into the 21st century

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:22pm
  38. Hasn’t Utah learned anything from John Boehner’s multimillion dollar taxpayer-money mistake?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:22pm
  39. Utah bigots. Texas just plain ‘ol whacked

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:23pm
  40. Do they have jobless people in that state?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:23pm
  41. Standing on the wrong side of history, again! Someone once said that disapproving of homosexuality was like disapproving of the rain.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:23pm
  42. hillbillies!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:23pm
  43. I’m going to guess this will somehow undermine their plans to give the homeless small homes. But then again, what goes on between to consenting adults is so much more important than basic human needs. Way to screw the pooch Utah.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:24pm
  44. FAIL

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:24pm
  45. is that all? the MoMos can fork over more than that, perhaps the inevitability is weighing heavily upon them?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:24pm
  46. Scum

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
  47. VOTER APPROVED! The people have spoken, now leave them alone!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
  48. They really need to let people love who they love. I hope their 2 million is thrown back in their faces

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
  49. Nothing better to spend their money on? I can think of a few things….

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
  50. I guess Utah has $2 million of excess cash? No one is homeless, no roads needs to be repaired, all schools are fully funded, and low taxes – Correct?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
  51. 2 million dollars down the drain. But if they don’t fight it, they believe God will destroy America like Sodom and Gomorrah. No joke. The Mormons are terrified.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
  52. Since the Supreme Court has pretty much had their say I doubt if that is money well spent. Spend it like Christians in feeding the poor and clothing the needy. I don’t think the Supreme Court will take the case since they already spoke on the subject.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
  53. People don’t get it when same sex marriage is passed everyone wins….. Jewelry stores restaurants hotels everyone wins because we need to buy things for the weddings

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
  54. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=228888410618143&set=pb.217499698423681.-2207520000.1388346216.&type=3&theater

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:57pm
  55. Terrified Bigots, all the same…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:26pm
  56. Idiots… If they don’t want their money that badly, give it to a charity supporting children from broken marriages! :-/ Grrr!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:26pm
  57. Are you freaking kidding me?! Like, seriously, people have no lives.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:27pm
  58. The more the merrier

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:27pm
  59. GET A FUCKING LIFE. LET IT BE & LET PEOPLE WHO ARE GAY & IN LOVE MARRY.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:27pm
  60. Because spending $2 million to fight love is so much better than spending $2 million to feed hungry children or help schools with programs….idiots

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:27pm
  61. What a waste of taxpayer money

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:27pm
  62. So religious fanatics are using taxpayer money to fight a law that grants people equal rights while that money could also be spend on education, sanitation or the fire department etc? How is that patriotic again?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:28pm
  63. I’m with everyone else here saying this is a waste. So many good programs could benefit from that $2 million. Further proof that SOCIAL conservatives are psychopaths. I emphasize the word SOCIAL because I have conservative friends both LGBT and straight who support equality and don’t want to throw all conservatives under the bus.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:28pm
  64. Get the fuck over it Utah!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:28pm
  65. Hate is once again becoming socially acceptable in America.
    A&E’s reversal on DD opened a flood gate of misogyny, bigotry,
    racism and hatred. The intolerant responses on site after site
    show that the christian religionists in America are hate mongers.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:28pm
  66. They might as well light it on fire.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:28pm
  67. 2million?!?! wow! what a waste of money. let ppl be happy and feed the needy, house the homeless, fix the damn economy. Use the money for good instead of wasting it away on something that shouldnt matter. like ppls happiness.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:28pm
  68. Just because a bunch of bigots vote for their state to violate the 14th Amendment doesn’t make it legal, and no amount of money to fight the ruling will change the constitutional reality.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:28pm
  69. Mormons spent over 26 million for anti gay marriage laws in California and all the money was wasted, it’s unconstitutional. So Utah piss as much money away as possible.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:29pm
  70. Maybe that's all they have left after California, Im sure the kock bros could loan them some, lol

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:36pm
  71. Well said

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:23pm
  72. They say love makes the world go ’round. Nobody said who’s love. We need the lovers, not the haters!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:29pm
  73. How dumb are you people? Just get over it!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:29pm
  74. wouldn’t you know it. Collectively, assholes.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:29pm
  75. Whatever… We still have marriage!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:29pm
  76. What a waste of precious resources. What happened to spending money on job creation?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:30pm
  77. There’s that religious waste that could be better spent on the homeless or hungry! I wonder if these Christians know how un-christian they really are?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:30pm
  78. Great governance spending $2 million on something that could be used on better things. Like, I don’t know, helping the poor in your state!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:30pm
  79. damn

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:30pm
  80. Give a hundred people full-time jobs at $10 an hour for that money.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:31pm
  81. I hope they spend every dime they can scrape together and still lose.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:31pm
  82. $2 million dollars? It would be less of a waste to give it all to random people, whether they need more money or not, seriously -_-

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:31pm
  83. Let remember to the Mormons, Utah is a state and part of this union, property of the Utah people, not property of Mormons church members.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:31pm
  84. Too bad Utah wants to waste money like that.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:31pm
  85. Those fetchers!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:32pm
  86. Why waist money they’ve already lost!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:32pm
  87. I’m so not surprised.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:32pm
  88. Exactly what I thought too, Christopher John Mientus,

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:33pm
  89. A money-tight conservative state to spend $2 MILLION to fight to keep its citizens from being happy. Wow, that makes sense!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:33pm
  90. Oh, please….. **Sighs** Instead of using that for something that does affect the world, like hunger or poverty.? They decide to waste that money on fighting against love.?!! What kind of shit is that.? -.- Faith in humanity not yet restored…. =’(

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:33pm
  91. Who cares who loves who?! Use the m ok ney for good!!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:33pm
  92. Bring it on!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:33pm
  93. Yeah, Utah bigots… spend that money and see where it gets you… yet another unconstitutional kick in your ignorant asses. Just the excuse that the federal government needs I think to really make you even more sorry.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:33pm
  94. Money☆

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:34pm
  95. The counties in UTAH made $50K in same sex marriage license fees in a week.

    Please explain how spending $2M to stop that is fiscally conservative.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:34pm
  96. These f….n bigots should spend the money to fight hunger.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:34pm
  97. Take that $2 million and give it to people who are struggling to provide for their families.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:35pm
  98. Give it up already you bigoted mindless morons!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:35pm
  99. They are becoming the outside groups and the ones shunned now
    And all these politicians are going down kicking and screaming …..well dont come to canada because we’re way ahead of you
    Utah lol

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:35pm
  100. Only 2 million? Come on man, waste another billion!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:35pm
  101. Why not $2 bazillion? Bankrupt the state and the Mormon Church while you’re at it. I triple dog dare you!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:35pm
  102. Do you really think they could bankrupt the Mormons? That's like trying to bankrupt Scientology.

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:38pm
  103. Couldn’t that money be better spent somewhere else Utah?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:36pm
  104. Put the money to schools, for our youth…. The homeless… The retired vets who suffer… Or better yet… Towards mental health…. That’s the real issue with America… Mental Health…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:36pm
  105. Let’s hope it’s money well wasted

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:36pm
  106. Shame on u Utah

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:36pm
  107. WHY NOT SPEND $2 MILLION DOLLARS TO FEED THE HUNGRY OR HOUSE THE HOMELESS OR SAVE ANIMALS?!?! THIS JUST MAKES ME MAD

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:37pm
  108. I love that my taxes is paying for me not being able to get married… Thanks utah. You really know how to spend our money. Cause nobody wants a new homeless shelter

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:37pm
  109. J

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:37pm
  110. Cuz feeding the homeless in Utah is apparently overrated.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:37pm
  111. Sad.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:37pm
  112. Why don’t they put that $2 million towards homeless youth considering the fact that that is a serious issue in the state.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:37pm
  113. It makes sense for Utah to fight this since their voters agreed to it.

    It also makes sense for them to lose,
    which they will. :D

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:38pm
  114. The Republicans feel comfortable spending 2 million dollars trying to take away basic civil rights. So not only are they trying to fuck gay people they’re fucking all the other people in their state that could use that money for things like food, or a roof over there heads. God Bless America. Home of the selfish entitled and let’s not forget homophobic.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:38pm
  115. why waste that money and put it towards somthing that really needs it. And let ppl be happy who cares if the ppl find love with someone of the same sex that is there choice.If thats how they want to live let them.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:39pm
  116. I find this stuff comical. I am not gay, but do support same sex marriage. Society would rather you be in a loveless marriage, just so the “kids” can have an image to shoot for. Children should only be asked to be themselves and love who they love. I do not care if you are gay, straight, blue, green, or purple, love who you love, do what you want to do. Life is way too short not to be yourself and be happy

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:39pm
  117. well said Vincent.

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:44pm
  118. Won’t work a bit. It’s already done and written in history. 50 years from now Utah will be embarrassed it did such a thing.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:40pm
  119. No one needs that money for something actually good, so why not spend it on something that prevents happiness and will eventually be legal, anyways.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:41pm
  120. I could think of a better use for that money

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:42pm
  121. Yeah for the federal judge;s ruling. Boo to Utah and their waste of taxpayers money. If it was coming out of their pockets I’ll bet they wouldn’t fight the ruling! It’s just so darned easy to spend someone elses money….Like our federal government does all the time!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:42pm
  122. $2 million could help needy kids & to feed the homeless. Why use it to fight against people that are in love & want to marry??

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:42pm
  123. Give it up Utah….spend that money on helping the homeless and less fortunate…. Use your religion…”Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” to do something good for a change …..assholes.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:43pm
  124. what a waste of money… wouldn’t it be better spent on a “sunshine home/s” for the HATERS …. AT THIS RATE I AM SURE THEY WILL GET THERE VERY SOON;-)…..

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:43pm
  125. move out of Utah

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:43pm
  126. stay classy, Utah. Dumbasses.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:43pm
  127. This is probably the worst use of taxpayer money ever!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:44pm
  128. Use the funds to educate, secure health care, housing and other basic necessities for all your citizens.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:44pm
  129. There is better uses for that money. Try taking care of our homeless families or clean up schools.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:44pm
  130. =( what a waste

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:44pm
  131. but not the homeless ok

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:46pm
  132. Shameful waste of money.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:46pm
  133. Use the money to feed the poor that the politicians made with all the cuts.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:48pm
  134. Money well spent, provided Utah doesn’t have any hungry or homeless people or people in need of medical assistance.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:48pm
  135. Instead of feeding the poor, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked…..such Godly and holy folk.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:49pm
  136. Why?…Put that 2 million to good use…Feed the hungry homeless people in USA…What a waist of money…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:49pm
  137. How about religion funds like the lds church and so on shouldn’t be aloud to fund or donate money it is rather ridiculous that religion dictates others happiness

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:50pm
  138. Shouldn’t they put a $2M spend to vote on something like this?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:50pm
  139. They still can’t accept that they lost and same-sex marriage hasn’t negatively affected them in the slightest. Meanwhile people are starving and these people don’t give a shit.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:50pm
  140. Probably Koch (cock brothers) money.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:50pm
  141. Shameful.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:50pm
  142. I hope they go broke , sit in there hate, and cry a river of tears , over nothing that affects them, .

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:50pm
  143. When are the american people going to sue politicians for misappropriation of funds and malpractice?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:50pm
  144. What a gross waste of money!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:51pm
  145. If I had the money, I would fight the narrow minded people in Utah, who are outlawing people who don’t want gay people to be happy. Everyone should be able to choose who they want to spend the rest of their life with whether they are gay or straight. After all that is what America was built on wasn’t it? Freedom of liberties. Freedom to do what you want to do.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:51pm
  146. Take that 2mil and feed all the needy in Utah for a year or more!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:51pm
  147. The people of Utah should thank the far Rot for the blood (and Tax Dollars) dripping from their rectums … they were sodomized by their own politicos!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:52pm
  148. Yeah, don’t spend that money on education or anything like that.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:53pm
  149. You can have 15 wives or marry your father, but lord help the gay who love

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:55pm
  150. What a shameful thing to do. Shame on Utah, shame on anyone in the Utah state government (or state for that matter) who thinks this is okay. 2 million down the drain. Did you learn nothing from the mormon church? They spent 8 million to make gay marriage illegal in California and after all 8 million was spent and gone they LOST anyway. Think of what that 2 million could do to ease pain and suffering in another capacity.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:56pm
  151. you can always tell which State has the are narrow-minded politicians. Probably one of the States that it is legal to fuck a horse, and let kids starve. Says a lot about your State hahaha LOL fools

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:57pm
  152. Just shows how stupid Mormons are

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:57pm
  153. Hmm, no backwards priorities in Utah. How many homeless people or battered women and children in Utah would benefit from $2 million? Get your head out of your asses!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:57pm
  154. Spend spend spend!!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:57pm
  155. Yeah. Good luck with that. {{{chuckles}}}

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 7:59pm
  156. Good! Let them go broke while on the wrong side of history!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:00pm
  157. Separation of church and state. Simple fuckin concept.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:00pm
  158. Hey these people are fighting for freedom…the freedom to discriminate and treat others like second class citizens….wait for it….wait for it…..dont you hear that ground swell of clamor about freedom from the right wing???

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:00pm
  159. Lol good luck Utah biggots

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:01pm
  160. that 2 million dollars could be better used.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:01pm
  161. Too bad that money isnt helping feed homeless people

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:01pm
  162. and they’ll lose

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:01pm
  163. 2 mil to retain their bigoted discrimination? Good! Let it cost them all their Mormon Pennies and Dollars, even 6k million. It hopefully won’t be effective, and just be a drop in the bucket to them that discriminate against GLBT.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:02pm
  164. Why don’t you use that 2 million to feed the poor and the homeless? Sounds like a better use for that money don’t you think?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:02pm
  165. Some smart lawmaker needs to make that illegal. If they want to fight it, fine… but USE YOUR OWN GD MONEY TO DO IT!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:02pm
  166. And in the end, they will lose. I am sure that money could go into schools, roads, libraries & any number of things that would benefit the ENTIRE state.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:02pm
  167. There’s a good use of tax payer money

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:03pm
  168. Why not donate that money to the poor. I don’t understand it , a state so religious but yet so judgmental, discriminative and sometimes hateful towards The LGBTQ Community. They do everything the Bible (they)say is against of , and now wanna spend $2,000,000.00 to fight against same sex marriage? Think about the unhappy ppl, the sick, the addicts, the abused mothers and children, the homeless. Why not spend the money on those ? Who are you to come between two people that love each other? Satan? He is sure the only one always trying to destroy love. One thing I know for sure is that God is love. Jesus
    showed us that. Remember that. He loves us the same . So , you wanna help? There is lots of ppl that can use your help with that money in Utah.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:04pm
  169. WWJD? Love everyone.

    Replied on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:32pm
  170. Omg they shot you down twice already. Give it up

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:04pm
  171. They do have their priorities backwards using that much money to promote their hate. So sad…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:04pm
  172. or we could spend it on feeding starving people. Wait, no, they can worry about that themselves. Preventing people from getting married is somehow more important

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:04pm
  173. With the rights some places have for significant others i deduce this has to do with sex. How are we supposed to find a cure for HIV with this menagerie? I’m sure this isn’t what the Lord intended with “Love thy neighbor” set in stone.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:05pm
  174. I think we need to send George Zimmerman to Utah to handle the antigay people

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:05pm
  175. misappropriation of public funds is a CRIME!!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:05pm
  176. Waste of $$ and time….let it go conservatives/GOP

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:07pm
  177. Ugh! Why the hell would you waste that money on fighting human rights???? You could do so much good… but instead they are perpetuating the “evil” by neglecting the needy, and attempting to change this. Maybe its “Gods plan”… Quit trying to change it. Such good christians…. idiots.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:08pm
  178. What a clever, interesting and resourceful use of taxpayer dollars!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:08pm
  179. 2 million for homeless, shelters just plain stupid

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:08pm
  180. I HOPE THEY LOSE!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:09pm
  181. Soon of those dollars were paid by gay taxpayers?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:10pm
  182. What a wonderful way for republicans to spend taxpayer dollars, fighting against the will of the voters. Oh wait, that’s their whole thing now!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:11pm
  183. Stupid waste of taxpayer funds!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:12pm
  184. Couldn’t that $2 mil be used for better things, like feeding the poor or providing health insurance for all?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:12pm
  185. Why don’t the taxpayers of UT demand an end to this insane waste of their hard earned dollars?!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:13pm
  186. And they too shall lose……

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:13pm
  187. That $$ could feed a lot of homeless people!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:15pm
  188. Really…i think that money could be spent much more wisely!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:15pm
  189. Waste of money!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:17pm
  190. I cannot even begin to let myself comprehend such a huge waste of money in light of all the other things it could do.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:17pm
  191. Well those tax dollars are going down the drain!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:20pm
  192. That’s a drop in the bucket compared to the $71 Mil they spent in California to lose in court. Someone is getting lots of money and it is not the needy. Sad they are so hateful with their 20 wives and 300 children.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:22pm
  193. Maybe they should spend that money helping the less fortunate.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:22pm
  194. Instead of reaping the benefits of another source of income for the state they’re gonna waste it…. Dumb fucks.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:22pm
  195. That 2 mil would pay for a lot of marriages :D

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:22pm
  196. Why not prevent hetero divorce?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:23pm
  197. I’m so sire they could find something better to do with that money

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:23pm
  198. yeah cause they havent thrown enough investigating the ag that resigned now they wanna waste more cause heaven forbid the homosexuals have the right to marry. now theyll raise taxes and cry about no funds for this and that and they cut things out of important areas like school and medical which they already claim need so much help.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:23pm
  199. Woohoo, fiscal conservatives wasting taxpayer money!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:24pm
  200. What a waste of money . . .

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:24pm
  201. Total waste of money

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:25pm
  202. Like Heterosexual couple are better? Fuck you guys and girls homos can be great couples and partners as while

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:28pm
  203. Money won’t win for them!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:28pm
  204. Good luck with that!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:29pm
  205. waste of money since all bans are unconstitutional.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:30pm
  206. As if they don’t have more important shit to worry about. Farmers to take care of that supply food. Homeless to feed, cloth and shelter. Roads to fix. NOOO, nothing too important that they can’t just blow off for a hypocritical religion.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:32pm
  207. It’s even more hilarious because even if they win this time, in the future it will come under scrutiny in a country of tolerance and love and be reversed :D Good job Utah

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:33pm
  208. Karma

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:33pm
  209. Spend the money on feeding, clothing & giving proper medical care to needy & homeless!!! You can’t stop love!!! Stop discriminating !!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:33pm
  210. pfffft… who wants to live with the Mormons!!! keep dreaming there Utah

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:34pm
  211. it’s over dumb asses give it up, or are you as stupid as the GOP, going to try 42 times to fight the inevitable

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:36pm
  212. We will have to love harder. We won’t be fighting anyone.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:36pm
  213. you better ask the tax payers BEFORE you go wasting their money on such BS

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:37pm
  214. Haha go ahead….we gays are everywhere and like it or not we are gonna make love nests in your neighborhoods and wave at your children as we water the lawn :)

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:37pm
  215. What a waste of $$$.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:38pm
  216. the Utah officials needs to grow up and realize that wanting to get married and having equal rights is not the problem because like so many comments on that go to people that needs it not some rich ass lawyer from out of state oh what this is theUSA they give a dame about anybody else.all they care is themselves and money.they take it from people who needs and put in their damn pockets.i agree that should to people who needs.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:39pm
  217. Just imagine all that ‘hate-money’ going into something positive and worthwile for humanity…..

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:42pm
  218. So silly!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:45pm
  219. Use your brains Utah feed the hungry and give shelter for people . Keeping me from marring well won’t change a thing gay and to proud equality for all

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:47pm
  220. Wtf!?!?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:47pm
  221. 2million thats what 4 bilboards for a month and maybe a commercial on late night local tv.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:52pm
  222. you would think they could find something good to do with their money smh

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:53pm
  223. While peopl die without help they spend peoples money. Absurd

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:53pm
  224. You will FAIL!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:54pm
  225. How sad for the State of Utah that they feel the need to spend $2M to attempt to continue discrimination against their own citizens when freedom wins & works.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:54pm
  226. Utah, get a grip.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:56pm
  227. Utah, or the Mormon church?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:57pm
  228. They need to stop fighting against the inevitable!!! Equal rights and justice for all people!!! LIKE DUH!!!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:57pm
  229. Yea… Utah is lame, enough said. 2 million dollars for the homophobes to come out of the closet would be better ha!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 8:58pm
  230. Instead of feeding their poor

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:04pm
  231. And how many jobs will that generate? 0.0

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:04pm
  232. How many hungry children could that feed ?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:06pm
  233. Would like to see excuse for such a waste of money!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:06pm
  234. WHAT’S THE FUCKING POINT?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:07pm
  235. I guess they didn’t learn any lessons with Prop.8. That money went right down the drain!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:07pm
  236. Would somebody PLEASE hit the flush handle on UTAH and get rid of all the homophobic seagull bullshit and let humanity alone. Even Christ was taken down off the cross folks.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:08pm
  237. Save you’re money, feed the poor.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:08pm
  238. Im sorry I dont have enough money to buy food, cleaning supplys, clothing and shelter and your spending 2 million on WHAT ? !!!
    WHERE’S MY GUN ? !!! I’m going to kill you !

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:08pm
  239. Stupid bigots–prefer promiscuity to commitment.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:10pm
  240. The $2 Million is nothing compared to the $26 Million the LDS church spent in California. Look where that got them!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:11pm
  241. there is no stopping us!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:11pm
  242. my taxes dollars are going to fight against my marriage rights?! F*ck that sh*t!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:12pm
  243. Where are we getting this money from… we are a country in debt.!!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:19pm
  244. they will lose it

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:20pm
  245. Well, Utah’s conservative Mormon community spent millions of dollars and thousands of human hours to interfere in California’s anti-marriage equality referendum several years ago, so is this new development really a surprise?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:21pm
  246. Another waste of money and time. The tax payers of Utah should be outraged!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:22pm
  247. 2 million would go a long way to help the homeless. Fk these people that think they lead such a pure life.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:22pm
  248. Haha so tax payers are paying to take away they’re own rights. Just another slap for USA. Land of the free my ass.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:23pm
  249. Waste of taxpayers money. Just give up, you won’t win…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:27pm
  250. STUPIDE,,,SO MANY PEOLE WITHOUT FOOD AND MEDICINE IN YOUR “FANTASTIC” USA,,

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:27pm
  251. How about feeding, clothing, and housing some poor you messed up religious morons!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:29pm
  252. Waste of money that can be used to serve other more important purposes. This is losing battle on the part of Utah. Maybe they need to head over the border to Colorado, light up and chill out, and realize how much money gay marriage will bring to the state.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:30pm
  253. LOL I love it…maybe we can actually drive the right into bankruptcy since they’re willing to spend so many millions of dollars all over the nation just trying to delay what’s eventually inevitable :-)

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:30pm
  254. They keep crying that this is what the states approved in a vote ,but what they fail to realize is that ban was voted on 10 years ago,a lot can happen in 10 years and people can change a recent poll showed that 70% wanted equality, I say re do the vote. And it makes me sick children are starving and yet they want to spend money on something that has no effect on anyone.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:32pm
  255. I guess that’s the only way they can try to maintain even a shred of relevancy is through their wallets though (just like with the Chick-Fil-A and Duck Dynasty controversies). They think by throwing money at everything that the rest of us are gonna be cowed by their economic clout (but all we’re doing is laughing and waiting for their demographic to continue dying off).

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:32pm
  256. Not gonna happen Utah….soooo sorry for you.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:33pm
  257. Good it will make their pain that much greater when they LOSE

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:33pm
  258. Love will win. Why waste money that could help real issues? I guess fools control the pocketbook.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:36pm
  259. Stupid waste of money but who said Mormons were smart…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:38pm
  260. And who besides cult members (you know who) would want to live in a state that purchases professional consulting firms to carry out their hate? Hmmm boy…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:38pm
  261. i don’t ever want to hear conservatives utter another word about liberals recklessly spending money.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:39pm
  262. How about if they spend that $2 million on something less hateful and more supportive?!?!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:40pm
  263. Why fight against something that is already passed. This is the reasons why the republican party fails.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:40pm
  264. Endeavoring to spend $2 million to ensure loving fellow humans don’t have equal rights to visit their loved ones in the hospital, pick up their bodies from the morgue, raise their children if they die, & have mutual benefits for health, etc. How very Christian….

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:41pm
  265. Way to go Utah! Wasting 2 million on something that is none of your damn business! Morons!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:41pm
  266. Bigotry is getting more expensive.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:45pm
  267. Total WASTE of taxpayers monies by Republicans…AGAIN!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:48pm
  268. The haters just never stop. NO H8!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:50pm
  269. I’m hoping the Mormon church ends up bankrupt.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:53pm
  270. Just shows “Christianity” up as being misused for hatred instead of love

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:57pm
  271. Alot will come from the church n i don’t see why we aren’t asking to go into temples or be in their bubble.. god just quit already.. my mum is lds but she dont care cuz its about love.. stupid state

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:58pm
  272. Good use of taxpayers dollars…idiots

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:58pm
  273. They just can’t stop hating others …

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:59pm
  274. Sad

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 9:59pm
  275. How many kids could go through college with that? Shame on you, Utah.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:03pm
  276. As below there are many things this money could be used for, animals, people, education for idiots still dragging their knuckles on the ground.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:06pm
  277. They should spend the money on HELPING others such as all the starving families, but whoever said that politicians had brains?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:07pm
  278. 2 million to FIGHT human rights..There sure are a lot more humanitarian things they could do with that money..Shameful people!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:15pm
  279. As I said before, I am very happy for the news, but the Mormon Church will not remain quiet on this issue and lots of money will be involved to overturn this decision. They did it with Proposition 8, in California and they will do it again, even they know they will lose it again. My heart go to all the LGBTQ people in Utah that have worked so hard to change the arid landscape of Utah and finally have put some green to be flowered in the desert….:-)

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:16pm
  280. What a loss! I’m sure that money is desperately needed for homeless shelters, shame on politicians!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:16pm
  281. One letter difference between mormon and moron. The elders are crapping in their magic undies. They tried this once with prop 8 in California. .. watch the documentary! It is shameful!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:21pm
  282. holy mother of GOD!! put that hateful money toward LOVE.. :(
    Here we again.they tried this shit with my state- look what happened..Karma

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:26pm
  283. yeah um that $ really could go to helping people instead of promoting hate

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:29pm
  284. Give it up already. Spend the money on the people who just lost their unemployment. Sure makes more sense if you are a church.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:30pm
  285. Really? Well i would rather have a wife than be a wife to a man with another 5 wives. Wasteful spending by narrow minded people. Will society ever realize people are diverse? If i disliked everyone who is different than me i would be sitting in a corner alone. We are ALL different from one another!!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:31pm
  286. Leave us alone!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:32pm
  287. Fuck faggots!! Fuck dikes! Go hang yourselves in your mother fucking closets!! You only make 3% of the population. Nobody would give a fuck if you all died. You’ll all burn in hell

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:36pm
  288. Typical of Republicans, spend, spend, spend.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:37pm
  289. Think of what the money could be going to…

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:37pm
  290. “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:38pm
  291. Wow. Not to help the homeless or something more useful. Christians my ass

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:41pm
  292. These hateful bigots would go out of their way to waste that much money, as opposed to doing something beneficial for the people of that state.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:42pm
  293. Fire the idiots who are doing this. I am sure 2 Million dollars can help Veterans and their families, awaiting homes, jobs, the hungry for food. I am sure it could help those who are cold.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:46pm
  294. Stupid because they will eventually lose.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:51pm
  295. I did not think those haters would go down easy. They can spend all the money they want to and cry like little babies their hate is the LOSER!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:56pm
  296. The LDS church is behind this…take it from Jack!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:58pm
  297. And they pretend to accept gays in the church!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 10:58pm
  298. Feed the homeless instead!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:05pm
  299. They will lose!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:12pm
  300. sick of this game they play vote people vote this scum out they don’t care for your rights ,job, the poor, women, vets, lgbtquai, the middle class, the eldirly, those that want affordiable health care. if you cannot see this now you are a complete fool

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:13pm
  301. I agree spend that money feeding the hungry and the homeless

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:18pm
  302. Really?== don’t they have better goals for $2 million???

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:22pm
  303. do they spend that much to stop polygamist marriages or cults like FLDS to marry young girls to old men? oh right gay marriage is the ultimate sin right….

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:22pm
  304. Stay strong Utah!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:28pm
  305. Such a waste of money. When there are so many important things to spend it on. Helping the poor. The homeless. The hungry. The naked. What would JESUS do.
    Since he NEVER so much as mentioned homosexuality or same sex anything.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:29pm
  306. How fiscally responsible of them. They don’t have a chance of winning. They lost. Move on. Same-sex marriage is here to stay. Better get used to it.

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:29pm
  307. Why don’t they donate that 2 million to help the poor and needy wouldn’t that more a more Christian thing to do!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:34pm
  308. That $2 million will be better used for vets, helping families of our enlisted service personnel and the homeless!

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:42pm
  309. 2 million isnt going to make it constitutional. NOM is already in that much debt, wtf y’all think, god is money?

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:42pm
  310. Guess they couldn’t find anyone in state that wanted to waste taxpayers monies

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:48pm
  311. That will make the taxpayers real happy

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:49pm
  312. Ugh wasted money

    Posted on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:54pm
  313. LOL GO AHEAD fucking losers

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:02am
  314. If they have two million to spend suppressing human rights they need to rethink the budget.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:09am
  315. Because, ‘FUCK THE POOR!’

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:18am
  316. I have a 3 year old niece fighting cancer. That money could MUCH BETTER be spent trying to find a cure for that and other illnesses. But no, let’s throw it away in a campaign of hate and intolerance. God surely must be proud.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:22am
  317. We’ve got homeless and hungry people worldwide, but there are rich assholes who’d rather pay out the ass just to stop people who are in love from getting married?

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:24am
  318. Idiotic. I suppose Utah will tax same-sex married couples to recover that pissed away money.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:25am
  319. Great comments. Yes intolerance is of greater importance than the real issues. Like love, kindness and forgiveness. We are real people with real hearts.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:26am
  320. For every action there is an equal and opposent reaction. Let them act, it feeds LGBT’s momentum.

    Posted on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 12:31am