family matters

Who Are the 2 Gay Dads of Lesbian Utah Rep. Christine Johnson’s Surrogate Daughter?

When the Utah State House reconvenes later this month, Democratic Rep. Christine Johnson, who is gay, it’s going to be pretty obvious that she’s debating bills and passing laws for two: She’s five months pregnant. But before anyone starts asking her who the father is, she’s telling everyone: two gay men.

The pair, married in California pre-Prop 8, can’t adopt in Utah, which is banned among all the unwed (and given Utah doesn’t recognize gay marriage, well there you go). “”This child is going to have an amazing life,” says Johnson. “It’s going to have so much acceptance and love.”

But, uh, who are these two gay men? The Desert News, which reported the story, handily glosses over that elephant in the room, noting only:

Johnson’s decision to be artificially impregnated rose out of a dinner conversation with the two gay Utah men last spring. The men, who were married in California during the brief period when gay marriage there was legal, talked about how much they wanted a child.

Are these friends? Strangers? Members of the LDS church? Did they request anonymity? Inquiring minds!