Unfortunately, according to Business Week, the boycott on Kanab, Utah, turned out to be a bust.
For those of you who missed it: In January, Kanab’s city council passed a Natural Family Resolution:
â€œThe resolution described the natural family as man and woman, duly married “as ordained of God,” with hearts “open to a full quiver of children.” The council decreed that such households are to be treasured as “the locus of the true common good,” a bulwark against crime, delinquency, drug abuse and worse.
With rousing (if not always grammatical) rhetoric, the council promised to do all it could to promote the natural family: “We envision young women growing into wives, homemakers, and mothers; and we see young men growing into husbands, home-builders, and fathersâ€¦. We look to a landscape of family homes, lawns, and gardens busy with useful tasks and ringing with the laughter of many children.”
It may just be me, but this resolution makes me think of this photo.
And, once again, I have failed to meet my societal obligations:
â€œMero argues that “society should maintain the expectation” that they will one day form a natural family. And if they don’t, well, they should accept that public benefits will favor those who get with the program.
“They ought to unselfishly set aside their own experiences in life and, for the greater good, say ‘Yeah, I get it. The natural family does benefit society.’ I don’t see what’s so hard about that,” said Mero, who has been married 30 years and has six children. “This is just so self-evident.”
Interestingly, Frommer’s called for the boycott because it interepreted this resolution as anti-gay. I would add that it seems profoundly anti-woman, as well.