Utah Governor Gary Herbert: Supreme Court Was Right to Issue Stay on Gay Marriage Ruling

Utah Governor Gary Herbert released a statement following the Supreme Court's decision to halt gay marriages pending appeal this morning.

HerbertWrites Herbert in the statement:

"The Supreme Court made the correct decision to stay Judge Shelby's ruling in the Amendment 3 case. Clearly, the stay should have been granted with the original District Court decision in order to have avoided the uncertainty created by this unprecedented change.

As I have said all along, all Utahns deserve to have this issue resolved through a fair and complete judicial process. I firmly believe this is a state-rights issue and I will work to defend the position of the people of Utah and our State Constitution."