http://wtvr.com/2013/12/26/utah-gay-...-scouts-pizza/Utah. Gay marriage. Boy Scouts. Pizza. Say no more
By Moni Basu, CNN
updated 5:07 PM EST, Thu December 26, 2013
(CNN) -- Amid the women in lacy wedding veils and the men in spiffy suits at the county clerk's office was Peter Brownstein. He'd replaced the blue neckerchief of his Scoutmaster's uniform with one in the colors of the rainbow, the colors of gay pride. He carried boxes of hot pepperoni and cheese pizzas in his arms. And by his side, he had his son Michael, a 14-year-old Eagle Scout.
Brownstein, 52, had gone down to the Salt Lake City office to bear witness to a marriage. What he found Monday morning was a line that snaked along halls on two floors of the building. Gay couples had rushed in to tie the knot after a district judge struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. Mayor Ralph Becker called it a "thrilling pandemonium."
Many had been waiting for hours. Some brought along children in strollers. They were all hungry. As were the employees of the clerk's office, who skipped lunch to process the crush of marriage certificate applications.
Brownstein went down to the Little Caesar's and picked up 10 pizzas. He and Michael handed out slices to the employees and the couples waiting to wed.
Their generosity was appreciated. Their courage, noticed.
Wow what a nice gesture helping out and supporting people who finally have equal rights in their home state. Good guys win again, its nice to see people support their fellow americans realizing that their victory for equal rights is OUR victory for equal rights.
That makes 18 states!!!!!!
When equal rights win america wins!
Updates in red: 11/30/2013 V3.0
18 states and DC have equal rights:
Massachusetts - May 17, 2004
Connecticut - November 12, 2008
Iowa - April 27, 2009
Vermont - September 1, 2009
New Hampshire - January 1, 2010
Washing D.C. - March 9, 2010
FALL OF DADT Dec 18, 2010
New York - July 24, 2011
Washington - December 6, 2012
Maine - December 29, 2012
Maryland - January 1, 2013
Rhode Island - August 1, 2013
FALL OF DOMA - June 26, 2013
California - June 28, 2013
Delaware - July 1, 2013
Minnesota - August 1, 2013
New Jersey - October 21, 2013
Hawaii - December 2, 2013
New Mexico – Decemeber 19, 2013
Utah – Decemeber 20. 2013
Illinois - June 1, 2014 effective
14 more are in various stages of fighting or establishing a fight for equal rights
Court Case(s) in the works to establish equal rights:
Michigan (Feb 2014 Trial)
Pennsylvania (June 14 Trial)
Texas (Jan 2014 Trial)
Court Case(s) and Legislation in the works, which ever wins first:
Ohio (December 2013 trial) Trail had narrow ruling that ohio will recognize OTHER state marriages but didn’t impact bans. New cases expected.
Legislation in the works:
thats 32 states that could have equal rights by 2015 and some much sooner!