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Robert Oscar Lopez has become a nationally recognized voice for traditional marriage. His conviction that marriage must mean the right of every child to a mother and a father is born of personal experience. In his words, “The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them – I know, because I have been there.” In this speech he addresses his fellow gays and lesbians, providing a history and context that helps them understand a better road ahead than redefining marriage.
Nicole Kay Brinkerhoff is a family science researcher and president/founder of “Stand for the Family.” As a marriage advocate with family members who identify as gay or lesbian, she exemplifies the reality that Utah can be for marriage without being against anyone.
Doug Mainwaring Last year Doug published a widely-read article, “I’m Gay and I Oppose Same-Sex Marriage.” He is a witness that children’s need for a mother and a father should be our highest priority. And his life is a witness that fulfillment for a person who is same-sex attracted does not depend on marriage to a same-sex partner.
Brian Brown’s closing remarks
Brian Brown is the President and co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage. He has spoken in countless settings across the nation in defense of marriage and the faith communities that sustain it. Brian helps us understand why the nation is relying on Utah to defend the truth about marriage. In reminding us of who we are, he invites all of us to bring the faith that guides our convictions about marriage, and has been the source for every great movement in behalf of the dignity and liberty of human beings into the public square in defense of marriage.