“The decision by a single federal judge to redefine marriage in Utah is lawless,” he said, “and we are pleased that the Supreme Court has put this decision on hold to allow the state to appeal it in an orderly fashion.” 
"Orderly" is a funny word to use for wrecking people's lives. Imagine if this situation affected a thousand straight couples. The media would pull out all the stops and pounce on the obvious injustice of the move. And on the other end, viewers would have no trouble understanding that putting someone's marriage on hold is wrong -- if the story concerned straight couples. But these are merely gay couples so...never mind.

And they use such cold language, these legal henchmen:
In their Supreme Court brief, Utah officials said Judge Shelby’s decision should be stayed “to minimize the enormous disruption to the state and its citizens of potentially having to ‘unwind’ thousands of same-sex marriages.”