I can understand the frustration that leads Avarosis of AMERICABlog, a blogger and social activist with a successful history of organizing in support of gay rights (just ask Colorado), but I think boycott's and direct attacks on religious institutions are ineffective, and sometimes even counter productive. I much prefer the tactics exhibited by Equality Utah, cleverly calling the LDS Church's bluff on supporting equality without a redefinition of marriage. Full press release via SLCSpin:
The LDS Church has articulated it is not “anti-gay” but rather pro-marriage and it “does not object to rights for same-sex couples regarding hospitalization and medical care, fair housing and employment rights, or probate rights.” On November 5th, Elder L. Whitney Clayton stated the LDS Church does not oppose “civil unions or domestic partnerships.” In response to these statements, Equality Utah is drafting legislation for the 2009 General Session of the Utah Legislature to address each of the issues mentioned by the LDS Church.
During this press conference Equality Utah will be asking the LDS Church to demonstrate its conviction on these statements as well as its willingness to secure such rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Utahns.