Update from Utah
by Michael Quinn
January 15, 2014.
On my last vacation night in Utah, on January 11, Jim Dabakis, Chair of the Democratic Party of Utah (second from the left and recently married to his husband Steve Justesen), invited me to a huge celebration (complete with 12-tier wedding cake) of the 1,300 same-sex marriages legally performed in Utah during December 2013.
Steve was stranded by a snow-storm on the East Coast and couldn’t make it to the party. I’m on the far-right, which is the opposite of my position on the political spectrum.
Jim quipped that a judge had given an invitation to Utah’s Republican governor Gary Herbert to attend, but Jim (on his own authority) questioned its legality and issued a stay of that invite.