Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert Takes No Immediate Action To Stop Gay Marriages But Vows To Defend Traditional Marriage
In response to Judge Robert J. Shelby's historic decision today, striking down Utah's Amendment 3, which banned gay marriage in Utah, effectively legalizing gay marriage, Utah's Governor Gary R. Herbert expressed his dismay and vowed to continue to defend traditional marriage:
"I am very disappointed an activist federal judge is attempting to override the will of the people of Utah. I am working with my legal counsel and the acting Attorney General to determine the best course to defend traditional marriage within the borders of Utah."
The announcement is not a surprise coming from a Governor who previously insisted that denying marriage equality does not discriminate against LGBT citizens.