Governor’s Response to the Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act Decision

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act:

“I have long believed that marriage is a state’s rights issue.  I support and will continue to defend Utah’s constitutional definition of marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman.  I also believe that discrimination has no place in society.  I hope we can find a path that protects all from discrimination while defending the sanctity of traditional marriage.”