Brian Brown, the president of the
National Organization for Marriage (NOM), has criticized the rush to
marry in Utah following a federal ruling declaring the state's ban on
same-sex unions invalid.
rush: Utah gay couples tie the knot.)
In a blog post, Brown called the ruling
a “travesty of justice.”
“The voters of Utah made their will
in this matter perfectly clear less than 10 years ago when adopting
an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as the union
of one man and one woman,” Brown
wrote. “This ruling should concern every American who cares
about the rights of citizens and their involvement in determining the
laws that govern us. This trend of vetoing the voters from the bench
must be stopped.”
“The rush to issue same-sex
'marriage' licenses in Salt Lake County before the ink is even dry on
Judge Shelby's decision is unseemly and an insult to the people.
This is one of the most important issues facing the state and
country. The constitution of the United States is not changed
because a single judge says it should be. This critical matter needs
to be considered by the higher courts immediately.”
As he did last week when a New Mexico
ruling legalized same-sex marriage in that state, Brown reiterated
his call for an amendment to the U.S Constitution defining marriage
as a heterosexual union.
“It's becoming increasingly clear
that the people of America need to reclaim their sovereignty and
amend the U.S. Constitution to protect marriage as the union of one
man and one woman,” Brown said.