Governor’s response to Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling

In response to the decision issued on the state’s appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Gov. Gary R. Herbert released the following statement:

“I am disappointed with the decision from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in regards to same-sex marriage. I believe states have the right to determine their laws regarding marriage. I am grateful the Court issued a stay to allow time to analyze the decision and our options. But as I have always said, all Utahns deserve clarity and finality regarding same-sex marriage and that will only come from the Supreme Court.”