Last night, at the final moment, reason and compassion prevailed over bigotry and hatred and rhetoric in Utah.
Governor Huntsman vetoed HB 148.
I may have to rethink my blanket distrust of Republican motives.
Wendy called at 10:09 PM last night to let us know. Of course, we were asleep. But her triumphant voice filtered into my dreams. I woke up in an amazing mood having dreamt that the bill had been vetoed and pressed play on the answering maching to find out that it was true.
This gives my family at least one more year of status quo (neither better nor worse in our rights than we were last year) before they try again next legislative session (and, they will try again). But this also gives Keri Jones a real chance at a positive outcome from the Utah Supreme Court.
I'd like to thank everyone who called, but particularly my father, who dared to talk politics in his office and convinced several co-workers to call on my behalf.
I'm off to write a thank you letter to the Governor.