On Wednesday we reported that a judge in Utah removed a foster child from the home of a gay married couple because he says the child would be better off with heterosexual parents. April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce of Carbon County, Utah believe the judge, who would not cite the “research” which led to his decision, was religiously motivated.
Last night, Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for Hoagland and Peirce, and gay families in general, writing, “Being a good parent has nothing to do with sexual orientation — thousands of families prove that.”
Being a good parent has nothing to do with sexual orientation—thousands of families prove that. https://t.co/xQLh25RAYR
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 12, 2015
At a news conference on Thursday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert said he was puzzled by the judge’s decision:
“I’m a little puzzled by the action down there personally…I expect the court and the judge to follow the law. He may not like the law, but he should follow the law. We don’t want to have activism on the bench in any way, shape or form. Laws, sometimes people don’t like, but the judge should not interject his own personal beliefs and feelings and supersede the law.”