Utah's GOP Governor Backs Same-Sex Unions

03/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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The Republican governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman, backs a proposal that would give same-sex couples the right to civil unions in the state.

A spokeswoman said Monday that Huntsman backs legalizing civil unions, as well as the Common Ground Initiative, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The initiative is a package of legislation on gay rights that is now two bills, down from four.

Polls show 70 percent of Utah voters oppose civil unions.

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