Utah Governor Slams Pennsylvania Gov.'s Refusal To Defend Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Utah Governor Gary Herbert slammed New Jersey Governor Tom Corbett for refusing to appeal a federal judge's ruling which struck down Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban.
Herbert is currently defending the ban in Utah following a federal judge's ruling that it was unconstitutional in December.
Herbert made the comments Thursday during his monthly televised news conference on KUED. The Republican governor said he's dismayed by the suggestion that Utah should drop its defense of the 2004 voter-approved ban because public opinion and social mores are shifting.
He said seeing Oregon and Pennsylvania leaders this week decide not to appeal rulings from federal judges striking down bans there does nothing to change his thinking. He said those leaders should be "called on the carpet" for their decision.
"For elected officials, governors or attorney generals, to pick and choose what laws (they) will enforce I think is a tragedy, and is the next step to anarchy," Herbert said. "We have an obligation as a state to defend those laws."
What do you think of Herbert's argument, Instincters??
It sounds like this will all amount to a lot of wasted tax dollars in Utah--because we're going to win!