Let the efforts of the state government of Utah speak for itself:

Utah took its fight against gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court on late on Tuesday, asking the high court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the state’s voter-approved ban.

“Numerous same-sex marriages are now occurring every day in Utah,” Utah lawyers complain in the filing. “Each one is an affront not only to the interests of the state and its citizens in being able to define marriage through ordinary democratic channels, but also to this court’s unique role as final arbiter.”

Yes, the gall of people exercising their rights…HOW DARE THEY!

Harrumph!