ACLU, Sutherland Institute react to Utah same-sex marriage halt

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jan 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-06 14:34:33-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah and the Sutherland Institute spoke out Monday on the Supreme Court's temporary halt on same-sex marriages in Utah.

Sutherland Institute officials said the ruling is a win for a state where the majority of people are conservative, and where many feel the only legitimate unions and marriages are between a man and a woman.

Utah ACLU officials said while they are disappointed with Monday's ruling, they see it as a temporary bump in the road in their quest to have all marriages recognized by the state.