Flash mob gay marriage proposal in anti-gay marriage Utah
Flashmob marriage proposals have become a dime a dozen these days.
But what informs the emotional and social-justice subtext of the following proposal is the fact that it's a same-sex couple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
You see, same-sex marriage is banned in Utah, denying LGBT couples the rights that opposite-sex couples have.
Utah Constitutional Amendment 3, passed in 2004, defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. It's currently being challenged in federal court by three couples who are seeking to declare the amendment as unconstitutional.
In the meantime, same-sex marriage proposals, like Spencer Stout's, continue on, in spite of marriage inequality.
Spencer's friends and family performed a dance at one of the most romantic places ever—the lumber aisle of Home Depot!—to Betty Who's "Somebody Loves You", as a lead up to Spencer's proposal to his boyfriend Dustin.
(Good thing Dustin said yes. Othwerise, it would've gotten a bit awkward....)
Meanwhile, another public same-sex marriage proposal took place in June—but without the song and dance.
At a Salt Lake City party to celebrate the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, openly gay Utah senator Jim Dabakis took to the stage to propose to his partner of 26 years.