Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart (R-Duh) says that the state GOP is willing to spend $2M to fight same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court, if necessary.
“We need the best we can get,” House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R-Provo, said after a House GOP leadership meeting Friday with newly named Attorney General Sean Reyes. “He’s coming into this, frankly, in the middle.” Reyes laid out his case for bringing in help to seek a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court of last Friday’s ruling striking down Amendment 3, a decision resulting in same-sex marriage being allowed in Utah. He has said he also intends to use the outside counsel to bolster the state’s appeal of U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby’s ruling to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and possibly to the Supreme Court. After hearing Reyes’ strategy and the projected cost, Lockhart said the House Republican majority leadership “felt comfortable telling him, ‘Move forward with what you think is in the best interest of the state.’”
Yes, oppressing minorities is always “in the best interest of the state” for these folks, isn’t it? Gay marriage bans, voter restrictions, putting their heels on the necks of immigrants…