County Executive Lynn Lemon discusses same-sex marriage issue

John Jensen, left, and his partner, Jared Resor, walk away hand-in-hand from the Ogden clerk and auditor's office after it canceled a special Saturday opening to issue marriage licenses in Ogden, Utah, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. A federal judge on Friday struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution. (AP photo/George Frey)

Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon said it was only normal to be a bit confused and not sure what to do at first when same-sex marriages were requested in the Cache County Clerk’s office last week. Lemon said it was hard to believe that one man . . . one judge . . . could overturn the state constitution and the laws of the state. 

“I would think that most judges, if they were worth their salt, would say, ‘This is my opinion, but I’m going to allow this to go through the appeals process, and go to the Tenth Circuit Court of Opinion and the US Supreme Court. Then if they agree with me, we’ll implement it,'” he said. 

If an appeal was heard and the decision overturned, Lemon said the county was concerned that all the marriages would just be void. 

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