SALT LAKE CITY — Wade Hunt could see change looming on the horizon, a stubborn movement to legalize gay marriage that crept toward Utah's Mormon faithful state by state, one same-sex wedding at a time.
But he never dreamed it would reach here.
What works in California, Massachusetts, Minnesota and 15 other states would never fly in the traditional Beehive State, he believed. This is conservative country, where the locally-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made clear that a marriage is a bond between a man and a women.
"When it came to gays, my attitude was 'I respect you, you respect me,'" he said. "We weren't looking for a big...