White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday said that the administration has no comment on a case in Utah that allowed more than 1,300 gay couples to marry before the Supreme Court acted on Monday.

“We have no comments on the specifics of this case because the United States government is not a party to this litigation,” Carney told reporters in response to an inquiry by gay weekly the Washington Blade. “But speaking broadly, as you know, the president's views on marriage equality are well-established.”

“He believes that loving, committed gay and lesbian couples that want to get married and have access to the full benefits, protections and obligations that marriage brings should be able to do so,” Carney said. “He has also long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples, and he believes strongly that protections shouldn't be taken away from gay and lesbian couples who want to take care of their families.”

In what appeared to be a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court granted a stay in Kitchen v. Herbert, the case in which a federal judge on December 20 struck down Utah's 2004 voter-approved constitutional amendment limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

(Related: Gay rights groups respond to SCOTUS gay marriage decision.)