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Rachel Maddow on How Utah's Conservatives Botched Preventing Same-Sex Marriages: VIDEO


Rachel Maddow mocks the ineptitude of the Utah attorney general and celebrates how it has led to (at least while the nation waits for Sotomayor's SCOTUS decision) marriage equality across the state:

"Hundreds of (gay) couples are now legally and happily married in Utah because the attorney general's office forgot to do something that you learn to do as a 1L in law school even if your law school is not a very good law school. Wow."


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  1. I thought Rachel Maddow was way too harsh regarding Utah's new attorney general. The guy had held that position for only a few weeks and this is not the only case his office is dealing with. There's a lot for him to do just to catch up with the status of currently active cases. He'd have to rank-order them, with the ones where an adverse decision could cost the state a lot of money probably being on the top of the stack.

    Aside from that, I think she nailed it regarding how funny it is that "Heavenly Father" (to use the lingo from "Latter Days") was apparently nodding off as well. Hey, if you are a good 13 billion years old at a minimum, it is no surprise!

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 4, 2014 4:17:29 PM

  2. karma karma KARMA!!!! Isn't she wonderful!!! Like the golden rule, karma is the only true religion.

    Posted by: John Di Fatta | Jan 4, 2014 4:41:01 PM

  3. Attorney could have asked for a 'stay' once judgment was read; a request for a 'stay' does not and should not be included in the pleadings.....9it would only demonstrate a weakness in your own argument).

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 4, 2014 6:17:31 PM

  4. In filing for a stay, Utah's officials said that the ruling is an "affront" to the state of Utah as if the courts flicking care. Of course they never thought they could lose. Again they think they can win in higher courts by filing appeals no matter how much it costs. If they have carefully analysed the appeal's court rulings for the denial of stay, they should have reached the same conclusion as Christi and given up. You simply can't expect these people are capable of rational thinking.

    Posted by: simon | Jan 4, 2014 7:23:47 PM

  5. "National Organization for Marriage Condemns Ruling by Utah Judge."
    Apparently, this news release on NOM's blog
    failed to reach the mainstream media including Towleroad.

    Posted by: simon | Jan 4, 2014 8:51:15 PM

  6. Love & adore Rachel.
    But. She's capable of better than this. Of all the wonderful stories coming out of Utah since Shelby's decision she could have used but producers chose to spend an entire segment on mocking the lawyers.
    Raise the bar Rachel.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Jan 5, 2014 12:49:57 AM

  7. Rachel RULES! She is the news source I trust most in the media.

    Posted by: BrokebackBob | Jan 5, 2014 10:38:50 AM

  8. tampazeke ..your starting to troll on here for a reaction and some of us are noticing it. Stop it.

    Posted by: Leo | Jan 5, 2014 11:09:58 AM

  9. LOVED this segment!

    Posted by: Star | Jan 5, 2014 11:13:13 AM

  10. This was awesome and so poignant. Rachel nailed it.

    Posted by: Concord | Jan 5, 2014 11:13:34 AM

  11. Rub it in their face! they rub it in ours when fighting our CIVIL RIGHTS. This bull crap about us having to always act like prim school girls who never react with passion and are always classy little school marms is homophobic. These bigots deserve to have their stupidity rubbed in their faces

    Posted by: J.R | Jan 5, 2014 11:14:51 AM

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