No surprises there, really. The Attorney General’s office said:
A spokesman for the Utah Attorney General’s Office says that while his office isn’t advising county clerks at this time, the law now provides that they must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby “has put out his ruling that anyone who denies a marriage license is in contempt of the court and in contempt of the law,” said Ryan Bruckman on Tuesday. “According to that, everyone should be [issuing licenses].”
Of course, Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson was not swayed:
Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson issued a statement Tuesday, reiterating that he is seeking clarification from the state and the Utah County Attorney’s Office.
Unlike Wallace who shouted from the rooftops “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever” Bryan Thompson is holding the line against same-sex marriage in a most Utah way. He doesn’t want a confrontation, we dont’ do that in Utah. He’s simply sidestepping the issue, delaying wihtout ever raising his voice. He’s waiting for clarification, it’s nothing personal or bigoted, it’s really about being “correct”. It’s all very professional sounding and impersonal. Cause here in Utah, we don’t openly discriminate against or feel bigoted toward anyone. It’s all very restrained. It’s so very Utah.