Gov. Gary Herbert, Mormon Church Weigh In On Utah Gay Marriage Ruling


English: Seal of the Governor of Utah

English: Seal of the Governor of Utah (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Top Magazine | December 21, 2013

Utah Governor Gary Herbert, a Republican, reiterated his opposition to gay marriage following a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s ban.

U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby said in his ruling handed down Friday that the state’s 2004 voter-approved constitutional amendment which limits marriage to heterosexual unions violates the 14th Amendment.

(Related: Judge strikes down Utah’s gay marriage ban; Clerk starts issuing licenses.)

“I am very disappointed an activist federal judge is attempting to override the will of the people of Utah,” Herbert said in a statement.  “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.”

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