Gov. Herbert defends cost of Amendment 3 battle

FILE PHOTO - Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, with the executive committee of the National Governors Association, speaks to the media after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Utahn’s expressed the “will of the people” in 2004 when they passed Amendment 3 in 2004, banning same-sex marriage in the state. That’s what Governor Gary Herbert said during his monthly <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>state-wide radio broadcast</a> on Thursday.

The governor was justifying what it costs to defend the state’s constitution now that the same-sex issue is before the Supreme Court.

“This is the middle of the game here. I don’t want to call this a game, but we have many steps to go through,” said Herbert. “This has such significance to the state of Utah, and really on a national stage, that I want the best and brightest people advocating for Utah’s position.

“I’m sure they’re going to have the best and brightest advocating in opposition to that. We’ll go through the courts and we’ll end up having a completion and a decision.”

Herbert continued by saying “we are going to defend the law wherever it takes us.”

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