Utah House panel passes civility resolution

Utah House panel passes civility resolution

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A House panel has unanimously passed a resolution urging lawmakers and other Utahns to be respectful even while disagreeing.

Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, wrote Senate Concurrent Resolution 2. He says he's not calling on everyone to agree, but rather for people to discuss differences without using personal attacks.

The resolution now goes to the full House.

The bill already passed the Senate, where Sen. Chris Buttars, R-West Jordan, voted for it. Buttars has been criticized this session for comments he made to a documentary filmmaker about gays.

Rep. Neil Hansen, D-Ogden, says all Utahns should take the resolution to heart and see people as human beings, especially when it comes to the gay rights movement.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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