Update: America Forever is happy...The final segment of the Common Ground Initiative,HB160, failed to pass in the Utah legislature today (Feb 18)...
Probably the most frustrating part for the bill's supporters is that HB160
obviously was dead before the House Judiciary Committee convened... Strikingly,
few committee members bothered to ask questions, prompting chairwoman Rep. Lorie Fowlke to remark: "My, we have a quiet committee today." Rep. Keith Grover, R-Orem, idly surfed the Web on his laptop as unmarried couples told of their
fears that they would not be able to care medically, financially and emotionally
for "the person who matters to me most." The bill's sponsor Rep. Jennifer Seelig, later said she was disappointed with the committee's lethargy. She was offended that her efforts were characterized by the right-wing Sutherland Institute as "mendacious." Seelig says she will reintroduce a similar bill next year:
The issue of equality is not going away.