Vaughn Cook on Civil Rights
Dems respect that most Utahns prefer traditional marriage
A revised platform intended to give the Democratic Party more mainstream voter appeal in Utah County was adopted. That makeover includes a Republican-like definition of marriage and follows The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' position on
abortion. But that doesn't mean Utah County Democrats have taken an if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em philosophy, said Vaughn Cook, chairman of the Utah County Democratic Party. "I think (the new platform) is a good reflection of the attitudes and beliefs
of most Democrats in Utah County," Cook said.
On the topic of families, the platform states that Utah County Democrats, like most Utahns, "define marriage as the union of one man and one woman." That statement is followed by more open-minded
language: "However, we also acknowledge that some have deeply held and sometimes differing views on this issue. We seek to understand those differences in a spirit of civility, hope and mutual respect."
Source: Deseret News on 2016 Utah Gubernatorial race
, Jun 14, 2006
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