TFL Responds: Utah Gay Marriage on Ice
On Monday, the US Supreme Court granted a request for a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby, who ruled on December 20 Utah’s state law affirming marriage being between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. The state of Utah applied for a stay with the 10th Circuit Court three times, but were denied every time. They then were forced to then apply for a stay with Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who referred the request to the whole court.
“The FAMiLY LEADER and I applaud the leadership of Utah’s Governor for challenging an activist judge’s opinion to usurp the will of the people regarding God’s design for family with the union of one man/one woman marriage,” said Bob Vander Plaats, President and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER. “People understand that courts and judges don’t get to make law, don’t have the power to execute law nor do they have the privilege of amending our constitution. The power belongs to ‘we the people’ not ‘we the courts.’”