Welcome to SLCC Talks, a feature where The Globe asks fellow Salt Lake Community College students questions about various campus and community issues.
In this edition of SLCC Talks we ask students about marriage equality.
What do you think about the Utah government’s appeal of the court’s decision to allow gay marriage?
Kiera Carrell, Health: “I think it’s stupid that they’re appealing. Marry who you want to marry. It’s not harming anybody else.”
Joao do Luz, Criminal Justice: “When I was in police academy, the first thing you learn is that you cannot discriminate [race, color, etc.]. It’s their right; they should fight for it. For me, they still have the right to choose.”
Sarah Miller-Lindley, History: “I absolutely think it’s wrong that they’re appealing. In our Constitution… it protects the rights of the minority. The state has so many bigger issues like our air quality.”
Jill Ferrone, Anthropology: “It’s history repeating itself. There was a time when it was absolutely wrong to marry someone outside your race. You should have the right to love who you love. [The appeal] is a waste of time, money and resources.”