Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who roiled Utah’s political waters when he endorsed civil unions for gay and lesbian couples, said America needs to continue its pursuit of “equality under the law,” but said states should decide how to deal with marriage for same-sex couples.
“What’s important here is people having the conversation about inclusiveness and about fairness and about equality under the law,” Huntsman said Thursday. “It’s hard to know what the wrapping looks like, what the definition and term happens to be, and each state might end up doing it a little differently, but the end point ought to be equality under the law.”
Huntsman and his wife, Mary Kaye, received the Allies For Equality award from Equality Utah, the state’s leading advocacy group on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.