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02/12/2008

Photo: One scowl = 1000 words

by Jeremy Hooper

We were just tipped off by the good folks at Equality Utah to this very telling Salt Lake Tribune pic. On the left, Salt Lake City resident Cristy Gleaves (an out lesbian) testifying before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee in favor of a recently initiated domestic partnership registry. On the right, Utah's most gay-unfriendly Senator, Chris Buttars, who is pushing legislation that would block the registry from going into effect:

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(Photo credit: Scott Sommerdorf/ Salt Lake Tribune)

Geez! If looks could kill equality, Mr. Buttars could move on to true social problems!

SLC's domestic partners registry targeted by Senate panel [Salt Lake Tribune]

**UPDATE, 2/13: Pam has this doozy involving Buttars:

Utah State Senator compares bill he opposes to a black baby: calling it 'a dark, ugly thing'

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Your thoughts

I think he's got some poo on his upper lip. No idea what else could make his face look that sour.

Posted by: | Feb 12, 2008 6:00:35 PM

I believe Sen. Buttars has some undisclosed medical malady. (Really!?) He was out sick during much of last year's legislature session. He looks considerably thinner this year. Something is medically wrong with him but I haven't heard what it is.

Posted by: cowboy | Feb 12, 2008 6:48:11 PM

And I hope she turned to the scowling asshole and told him that he was a disgrace to humanity.

Posted by: Tony P | Feb 13, 2008 12:13:55 AM

Makes me wanna bitch-slap that dude right there in the hearing.

Posted by: Brian | Feb 13, 2008 12:57:09 PM

Thats a look of pure hate. Pure self hate. Equal rights for all!

Posted by: ZWbush | Feb 13, 2008 2:01:12 PM

Wow. What a piece of crap. Does he kiss his children with that face? I would warn him that it might stick that way but I think I am too late.

I look at him with the same look though.

Posted by: Michael | Feb 13, 2008 2:22:53 PM

I can feel the "christian love" with that glare.

Perhaps he's jealous, because the woman obviously can do most car and home repairs better than he could have ever done LOL

Posted by: Scott | Feb 13, 2008 2:41:12 PM

What makes people so hateful. I'm 50 yrs. old and I still don't get it.

Posted by: Pugzz | Feb 13, 2008 2:44:48 PM

His name is Butt-ars. He wears a big signet ring. Connect the dots.

Posted by: djork | Feb 13, 2008 6:58:58 PM

This Jackass makes you sad to be a Utahan. Please understand that he does not speak for us all.

Posted by: Brian | Feb 13, 2008 11:28:03 PM

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