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Utahns call for civility in contentious same-sex marriage debate (6 photos)

By Dennis Romboy, Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Jan. 11 2014 5:10 p.m. MST

James Humphreys, Utah Log Cabin Republicans

James Humphreys, Utah Log Cabin Republicans (Courtesy of James Humphreys)

Moudi Sbeity poses for a portrait at his business, Laziz, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.

Moudi Sbeity poses for a portrait at his business, Laziz, in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

 Plaintiffs, activists and equality supporters rally at the Utah State Capitol to show support for Judge Robert Shelby’s Dec. 20th ruling on Amendment 3  in Salt Lake City  Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.

Plaintiffs, activists and equality supporters rally at the Utah State Capitol to show support for Judge Robert Shelby’s Dec. 20th ruling on Amendment 3 in Salt Lake City Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

Jenet Erickson joins traditional-marriage supporters gathered Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Utah State Capitol to celebrate marriage

Jenet Erickson joins traditional-marriage supporters gathered Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Utah State Capitol to celebrate marriage (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt after Leavitt spoke at the annual National Conference of Editorial Writers at the Hilton in Salt Lake in Salt Lake City on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009.

Former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt after Leavitt spoke at the annual National Conference of Editorial Writers at the Hilton in Salt Lake in Salt Lake City on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

Frank Pignanelli, Nov 25, 2003.

Frank Pignanelli, Nov 25, 2003. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)