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Utah commissioner Nathan Ivie comes out as gay in Facebook video: 'I need to be honest'
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Her toes, one adorned with a ring, coiled around his thigh and hooked in to nest behind his knee. Hardly a salacious gesture, not even for a conservative American family like the Caldwells. Except that Danny wants to have sex with men. His heart? He insists it belongs to Erin. Six weeks earlier, in April of this year, the Caldwells declared their unusual marriage in the form of an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, which they cosigned with 19 other people, nearly all members of the Mormon church. At issue in the pending Supreme Court ruling is whether the 14th Amendment, ratified in to guarantee equal protections, bans states from treating gay and straight couples differently.
LGBT rights in Utah
The Republican lawmaker in a heavily-Mormon area of Utah has publicly come out as gay. Ivie said his announcement, Wednesday, May 22, , was inspired in part by his work with families who have lost gay children to suicide. But his time feeding and riding the animals was something akin to therapy, he says, since horses are good listeners and never talk back. And while he walked through his acre ranch in Utah County on Thursday — followed closely by his daughter, McKylie, his dogs and two of his roughly 50 horses — he says he has no regrets about posting his announcement video, but acknowledges being surprised by the volume of the response.
When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriages, America generally, and the gay community specifically, celebrated. Same-sex marriages, and the gay and lesbian movement is more mainstream than ever. While the national discussion has been brought to the forefront, at the state level, conversations continue. Did you know that an estimated 0.