My first cousin and I have been in love with each other our whole lives but we are prohibited from marrying in the state of Utah where we live. We married in the nearest legal state, Colorado on March 4, 2019. We believe that the law is outdated and it needs to be changed so that we can socially legitimize our love. We have created this petition to gather signatures that we can present to our local lawmakers and request a change.
Update #38 days ago
We have refined our goal. We would like Utah voters to pass a bill that allows out-of-state marriages to be legally recognized. We believe that a smaller, more feasible, step like this will be more successful. LDS church members make up the majority of Utah voters and we know that the LDS church heavily advocates for families. We have faith that they will step up and support our cause for our family.
Update #219 days ago
After yesterday’s local news report, our story got the attention of national and international networks! I had a phone interview with CBS and the New York Daily News and messages from dailymail.com with questions. We want to thank you again for your signatures and support! We see a wonderful change happening, and you are part of it! Every one of you has made a difference for us, even if you don’t know us personally, and it means so much to our family!
Update #120 days ago
Our petition got the attention of our local news station and we’re being interviewed today! Thank you all again for being our first supporters! Please share this petition with your friends so that we can make this goal a reality!