First Gay Couple of Utah Ep. 135 The Cultural Hall

Richie T July 11, 2014 5


Seth and Michael tell their story of inadvertently becoming the first same-sex couple married in a red state.

Both born in the covenant, they served full time missions before launching into their respective journeys to find themselves as queer Mormons.



  1. Rob July 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Richie, How come you didn’t ask Seth and Michael the normal ending questions, favorite part of their faith, calling their ward, etc.? It would have been interesting to hear their answers.

    • Richie T July 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      I didnt get to the questions…it was superrushed at the end. When we reschedule I will get there.

  2. Chow July 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Irritated with these folks regarding name changes. Their statements are broad and condescending. What if your husband just has a cooler last name? Why does it have to mean I’m making a statement that I’m ‘property’? REALLY offensive to point that finger…

    • J Seth Aderson August 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

      Because historically that is EXACTLY WHAT IT MEANT. Historically, women have (until very recently) been property to their husbands and therefore took their last name. I’m sorry you find historical facts offensive.

      • Jimmy Jon August 5, 2014 at 11:57 am - Reply

        Historical facts vary from culture to culture. South Korean women don’t traditionally take their husband’s last name; they keep their father’s. And I wouldn’t at all find Korea to be a progressive society that has a history of respecting women and regarding them as equals. In Western society, until all women give themselves new last names, and we all start giving all our kids unique last names, and carry that forward (into the utter confusion it will cause), chances are we’re all going to have some man’s last name. I don’t think this should be the clarion call of gender equality.

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