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Bruce Parker
Bruce Parker
Freelance Journalist
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      Bruce Parker

      Bruce Parker is a freelance journalist, reporter, and business writer specializing in state news and public policy. His articles and case studies have appeared in publications by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Civic Leadership Center, and Thomson. His work has also been featured at The Daily Caller, Human Events, World Net Daily, Catholic Exchange, and other media outlets.

Utah’s lesson for the other 33 pro-marriage states

              Jax and Heather Collins get married at the Salt Lake County clerk's office Monday, Dec 23, 2013. On Friday, a Federal Judge Robert Shelby that Utah's Amendment 3 is unconstitutional. Utah is one of 33 states that enacted constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In 2004, 66 percent of Utahns approved Amendment 3 and its traditional definition of marriage. (AP Photo/Deseret News, Ravell Call)

On December 20, on the eve of the nation’s Christmas break, an Obama-appointed federal judge launched a one-man coup against the state of Utah by unilaterally striking down the state’s constitutional marriage amendment — a law passed democratically by two-thirds of Utahans and shared in common with 33 other states.