‘Pro-family’ groups scold Huntsman; gay-rights advocates laud him.
Posted on February 12, 2009
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Gays-rights proponents and opponents ramped up their rhetoric for and against Jon Huntsman Jr. on Wednesday — two days after Utah’s Republican governor revealed that he backs civil unions and other rights for same-sex couples.
“After that initial shock, I was incredibly impressed with him,” said gay-rights advocate Jacob Whipple, who staged a candlelight vigil outside of the Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday night to show support for Huntsman.
But earlier in the day, at the Capitol, opponents criticized the governor’s stance, which includes support for traditional marriage but also rights for same-sex couples.
“He is simply dead wrong on this issue,” said Frank Mylar, an attorney who belongs to the Utah Coalition
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