The event, organized by the American Leadership Fund, featured constitutional attorney Joe Wolverton II of the New American magazine and retired Sheriff Richard Mack of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.
The speakers addressed states' rights versus the Federal Government and the recent decision by Judge Robert Shelby to overturn Utah's gay marriage ban. Numerous elected officials were in attendance, including Utah State Senator Allen M. Christensen (R) District 19, State Representative LaVar Christensen (R) District 32, State Representative Curtis Oda (R) District 14 and Davis County Sheriff Todd Richardson among others. Sheriff Mack, who waged a successful legal battle against the Federal Government on the issue of gun control, lashed out against what he called "the gay agenda".
"They kind of forget that we have rights too," Mack told ABC 4 News. "And as parents, we don't want some of these things taught in our schools. We don't want some of these things shoved down our children's throats."
Highland resident Suzanne Holgreen was one of the attendees.
"How else can we defend what's been our traition for all these thousands of years except rallying like this," Holgreen said. "One person (Judge Shelby) doesn't have the right to come into a state where he doesn't live, doesn't reside, doesn't care about and go against everyone that lives here."