“I believe the Court made the correct decision to issue a stay in the Evans v. Herbert case. This is an important step in the process toward resolution of this issue.”
“Regardless of where you stand on same-sex marriage, all Utahns deserve clarity and finality when it comes to the law. I believe states have the right to determine their laws regarding marriage and, as I have said all along, that decision will ultimately come from the United States Supreme Court.”
Attorney General Sean D. Reyes released the following statement:
"Although we agree with the Court's ruling, we acknowledge the pain and difficulty a stay imposes on many Utah citizens and families seeking to adopt and receive benefits. Today's stay is necessary to the overall process as we work towards orderly resolution of the Amendment 3 cases as quickly as possible. While obtaining a clear and final decision by the highest court on all related issues is in the best interest of Utahns, we recognize that it does not make the waiting and uncertainty during that process any easier. Our internal team of attorneys have diverse personal beliefs about the issues in question, but unite in their dedication to seek final clarity and uphold Utah law."