karen_finney_250I will be on MSNBC  at 4:30PM (ET). The host will be Karen Finney and we will be discussing marriage equality in Utah. Igor Volsky from Think Progress will be joining us.  This will be my first show out of our new home in Chicago, so I am looking forward to it.

The latest on the Utah situation, according to The Associated Press:

The last of the Utah counties that were holding out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples reversed course Thursday and decided to hand out licenses to all eligible applicants.

The state plans to take its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court as early as Friday while it prepares an appeal of Shelby’s ruling to the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said Ryan Bruckman, a spokesman for the Utah attorney general’s office.

Clearly, it is a big victory to have same-sex marriages occurring in Utah. Each state that permits marriage equality proves that such unions are innocuous and threaten no one — while enhancing the lives of LGBT people. Thus, the dire warnings of our foes look increasingly out of touch and make it appear as if they are only screaming about it to increase their fundraising.