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 equality.

“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 country.”

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.

Equality 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.”