SALT LAKE CITY — Michael Mathie proposed to his partner Tyler McCraley on Christmas. The next day, they joined the historic rush of same-sex couples getting marriage licenses in Utah.
Proponents claim that abstinence before marriage is the best and only way to ensure that one does not get pregnant or contract STD’s. This poses a problem for LGBT youth in states – such as Utah – which have marriage amendments, because the reality of their sexual experience is left unaddressed.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Republican Governor Gary Herbert on Friday vetoed a controversial measure which would have banned the state’s public schools from teaching contraception as a way of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.