Brian Brown, president of the National
Organization for Marriage (NOM), has claimed that the Supreme Court
in granting its stay in Utah sided with opponents of marriage
“Finally some adults came into the
room and said judges cannot just do willy-nilly whatever they want to
do regardless of the people's vote,” Brown said during an
appearance on The Janet Mefferd Show. “This is great, great
news, and I believe it also means that we have some hope that the
U.S. Supreme Court will not force same-sex marriage on the entire
However, the high court gave no
explanation in putting on hold a federal judge's order that found
Utah's gay marriage ban invalid.
“The permanent injunction issued by
the United States District Court for the District of Utah, case No.
2:13-cv-217, on December 20, 2013, is stayed pending final
disposition of the appeal by the United States Court of Appeals for
the Tenth Circuit,” the Supreme Court wrote.
Matters' Luke Brinker responded: “Given its brevity, it
wouldn't have been difficult for Brown to read the language of the
Court's stay before baselessly characterizing it. But Brown isn't
interested in honestly describing the legal fight for marriage
equality in Utah – he's more interested in inventing evidence that
his views aren't firmly planted on the wrong side of history.”