(KCPW News) LGBT advocates are enraged by a bill sponsored by Republican Representative Lavar Christensen that would create a “family policy” for Utah.
It declares that the fundamental unit of society is a family consisting of a married man and woman, and their children. And it requires that state law “respect and promote the essential and complementary roles of both a father and a mother.”
Another bill Christensen is sponsoring would declare that any transaction that is against public policy would be void. That could mean if both bills are passed, any contract between gay couples could be nullified.
Christensen is the author of Utah’s Constitutional Amendment 3, which declares that only marriages between a man and a woman are recognized in Utah.