A petition signed by over 40,000 people will be presented to Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes demanding the state pull its efforts to appeal District Judge Robert Shelby’s ruling that Amendment 3 and other Utah laws barring same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.
A press conference will include plaintiffs, activists and equality supporters and attendees will also deliver letters of support.
The event will take place Friday, January 10, at 12:30 p.m. at the Utah Capitol Rotunda.
A Facebook event page is set up here.
The petition is titled, “Let it stand, governor!” and currently has 41,141 signatures, the vast majority from Utah.
“Please help us show the governor and the Sutherland Institute that they are simply out of touch with reality and that the majority of Utahns think we should embrace the 21st century and allow equal rights to everyone,” the petition reads.