Gov. Jan Brewer sounded the loudest, most sour note on the subject, issuing a statement that read in part,
"In 2008, Arizona voters approved a state constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union of one man and one woman. Now, with their rulings, the federal courts have again thwarted the will of the people and further eroded the authority of states to regulate and uphold our laws. It is not only disappointing, but also deeply troubling, that unelected federal judges can dictate the laws of individual states, create rights based on their personal policy preferences and supplant the will of the people in an area traditionally left to the states for more than two hundred years."
Actually, courts have been making decisions exactly like this — when a law is unconstitutional — for more than 200 years.
The governor can look it up.