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.

(Related: Marriage 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.