Utah Governor Gary Herbert said Thursday that he disagrees with a juvenile court judge who ordered a baby removed from a married lesbian couple's care.

Judge Scott Johansen ordered the baby placed with a heterosexual couple and reportedly told the women that “kids in homosexual homes don't do as well as they do in heterosexual homes.”

Foster parents April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce, who have been raising the baby girl for three months and hoped to adopt her, told CBS affiliate KUTV that they were “shattered.”

At his monthly press conference, Herbert told reporters that the judge should “follow the law.”

“I expect the court and the judge to follow the law,” Herbert said. “Laws, sometimes people don't like, but the judge should not interject his own personal beliefs and feelings and supersede the law.”

Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) said in a press release that it would challenge the decision and has asked Judge Johansen to rescind his order.

DCFS said that Johansen went against its recommendation that the women should keep the baby.