SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert received an award Wednesday for his efforts in supporting families, specifically for defending marriage as between a man and a woman.
United Families Utah presented Herbert with the Champion of the Family award in his office on Capitol Hill, according to a news release.
“Healthy marriages and intact families give society a secure foundation and future,” United Families Utah director Laura Bunker said. "We express appreciation to Gov. Gary R. Herbert for protecting the boundaries of marriage and life in Utah."
The Champion of the Family award is given to individuals who have shown "outstanding achievement in their work to defend the family as the fundamental unit of society," according to the release.
One reason the organization cited for presenting Herbert with the award was a 2009 press conference on Capitol Hill where he expressed his disapproval of same-sex civil unions.
Past recipients of the award include former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
- Author, activist speaks at Theodore Roosevelt...
- Man accused of killing UTA worker dies in prison
- Women underrepresented across Utah's...
- Mike Lee, US Senate to hold monument meeting...
- 7 tips for summer travel while pregnant
- Utah Democrats headed to 'historic' national...
- After 8 years with no 'true increase' in...
- About 22,000 items stored as stolen property...
- Planned Parenthood 'CTR' campaign draws... 64
- New rule sparks debate over teacher... 48
- Utah Democrats headed to 'historic'... 29
- Utah Democrat: Kaine 'kind of person we... 23
- If Mitt Romney endorsed Gary Johnson,... 23
- San Juan County residents say 'doodah'... 20
- Sanders urges Utah and other... 19
- Utah Democrats see opportunity in... 17