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The History of Restore Our Humanity

Kitchen v Herbert

Restore Our Humanity began as discussion group on Facebook in the summer of 2012. By July we began meeting in a coffee shop in Salt Lake City. The discussions and subjects consisted of overturning Utah’s amendment 3 which banned same sex marriage in Utah. We had closely followed California’s proposition 8 trials, and we concluded that with the right legal team, we could successfully bring marriage equality to Utah. In December 2012, we retained the services of the Salt Lake City law firm Magelby and Greenwood with Peggy Tomsic as the lead attorney. We recruited 4 of the 6 plaintiffs and on March 25, 2013 on behalf of the 6 plaintiffs, the legal team filed a lawsuit in the United States 10th Circuit Court which became known as Kitchen v Herbert.

Although we anticipated a lengthy battle to take several years, Kitchen v Herbert was won and in only 19 months from the date it was filed. Marriage equality became the law of the land in not only Utah, but the entire 10th Circuit which consists of Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and Kansas. New Mexico is in the 10th Circuit as well, but New Mexico had won the battle for marriage equality in the States Supreme Court on December 19, 2013. Griego v Oliver. Ultimately, Kitchen v Herbert was won when the State of Utah was denied without comment the petitions for certiorari by the United States Supreme Court on October 6, 2014.

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The World Congress of Families Initiative

In early 2014, we became aware that the World Congress of Families was to hold a conference in Salt Lake City in October of 2015. We began to research and investigate the organization which at the time, we only knew as an anti-LGBT, and anti-Women’s Rights hate group. A year’s long of research and investigation led us to conclude that the WCF is one of the most dangerous and influential anti-LGBT hate groups in the world. They act as an umbrella organization for the most destructive and prominent global anti-LGBT hate groups.

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All Families Coalition

As a response to the World Congress of Families conference, Restore Our Humanity formed and promoted the All Families Coalition to give a voice and recognition to "non–natural " or "un–traditional " families. To the many families who are disparaged and marginalized by the toxic and harmful messages being forwarded by the World Congress of Families and their partner organizations.



Our Electronic Billboard Campaign that was displayed along the I-15 corridor

God Loves Gays

Working with Facebook God, we displayed these electronic billboards in Utah County and Salt Lake County prior to the W.C.F. Conference


BSA Application

In September 2015, Restore Our Humanity submitted an application to the local BSA Great Salt Lake Council for a charter to sponsor a scout troop. Over 95% of the scout troops in Utah are sponsored by the LDS Church. This means that it is nearly impossible for a young man to join the BSA in Utah without being subjected to capricious LDS doctrine and unwanted participation. Undoubtedly, a young man in an LDS scouting program, cannot even advance in scouting ranks unless they yield to the LDS precepts. There are an estimated 50 to 70 thousand young men in just the Salt Lake area, who could benefit from the scouting program but do not wish to participate in the tenets of the LDS Church.

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Judge Thomas Low

As a result of an unacceptable and unprecedented comment made in a court hearing made by a District Judge, Restore Our Humanity filed a complaint with the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission in April 2017.

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Survivors of Sexual Abuse Initiative

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Events and Activities

Park City High School Fundraiser Salt Lake County Clerks Office 12/20/2013 Rally at the Utah State Capitol 1/28/2014
10th Circuit Court Denver April 2014 Celebration at Johnny's on Second March 2014 Utah Unites for Marriage Rally
PCH Kids at the Salisbury Mansion Event Plan B Theater Production of Marry Christmas No H8 Photo Shoot
Our Summer Family Carnival June 2014
Out BSA TeamOur first Provo City Townhall
World Congress of Families Protest
R.O.H. First Mass Anniversary Party and Awards