Deseret News reports:
The poll found 57 percent of residents oppose same-sex marriage, while 36 percent support it and 6 percent are undecided, according to the survey conducted by longtime pollster Dan Jones & Associates/Cicero Group on Jan. 14-16. It has a plus or minus 3.6 percent margin of error. “I believe that they felt very strongly about their opinions on this issue,” Jones said of the 746 Utahns who were queried by telephone and cell phone and online. “Most issues that involve religion and religious ideology bring out the strong emotions in respondents.”
The article also points out that a majority now support civil unions, and are evenly split on recognizing the marriages of same sex couples performed in other states.
Meanwhile, down in Park City, it was a marriage equality day at the Sundance Film Festival.
The Wrap reports:
“Love is Strange” gave the issue a human face, while “The Case Against 8\0×2033 raised an emotional audience response. The political issue of marriage equality hovered over Sundance like a thundercloud that broke on Saturday, with a documentary about Prop 8 raising high emotions and the premiere of a touching drama about a gay couple that faces troubles after they marry. There were tears and strong emotions at the premiere of “The Case Against 8,” a documentary about the effort to overturn the California law banning gay marriage. The movie elicited a lengthy standing ovation, and the lawyers who fought the battle in attendance, Theodore Olson and David Boies, hung around to answer questions after the movie.
And Prop 8 lawyer Ted Olsen said he wants to see marriage equality in all 50 states within 5 years.
The Hollywood Reporter has the details:
“The goal is to have marriage equality in all 50 states in five years,” Olson said. If you look at the progress that has been made since June, I think you can see that we are well on our way.” Olson and Boies have joined a case that is pending in Virginia. “There will be a variety of processes,” Olson said of the legal strategy moving forward. “You will see it in some states by legislation. You will see it in some states by a state court. And you will see it in states where it doesn’t work in a federal court. We’ve seen it in a federal court here in Utah in the past couple of weeks.”
Now we wait for the 10th Circuit hearing on this and the Oklahoma case.