To hear conservatives talk about the anti-marriage amendment during the 2011 legislative session you might think it was the most pressing issue to be decided during that or any session. After hours of emotional debate, the amendment was passed and will be decided by voters on the 2012 general election ballot.
Today, however, I noticed an interesting tweet from Representative Branden Petersen (R) who voted FOR the amendment. That issue that was so important during 2011 that we had to take time away from negotiating a budget is now a “non-issue“. It’s nice to see that the Republican Party acknowledges that their actions were a huge waste of time but I suspect that is little solace to the numerous families who will be affected by Petersen’s decision to go along with enshrining discrimination into our state constitution.