Huckabee: States Shouldn’t Follow Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. Friday marks the second day of the annual Conservative Politi... Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Friday, March 7, 2014. Friday marks the second day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) MORE LESS
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Former Arkansas governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday said that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of same sex marriage, states don’t necessarily need to begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

Huckabee told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that he was “angry” with the “notion of judicial supremacy.”

“If the courts make a decision, I hear governors and even some aspirants to the presidency say well, that’s settled, and it’s the law of the land,” he said. “No, it isn’t the law of the land. Constitutionally, the courts cannot make a law. They can interpret one. And then the legislature has to create enabling legislation, and the executive has to sign it, and has to enforce it.”

According to Huckabee, the legislative branch would need to draw up legislation to legalize same sex marriage.

“This idea that a judge makes a ruling on Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning same sex marriage licenses are being given out, that’s utter nonsense, because there’s not been any agreement with the other two branches of government,” he said.

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether state bans on same sex marriage violate equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment. If the court rules that the state bans are unconstitutional, states would no longer be able to keep clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.

However, Huckabee said he was worried such a ruling would lead to polygamy.

“I think there’s going to be immediate cases filed where a person will say, ‘Well, I’d like to marry two women, or I’d like to marry two men for a woman,'” he said. “And who’s to stop that?”

And no matter what the Supreme Court decides, Huckabee said he’ll always stand for “biblical” marriage.

“I may be lonely, I may be the only one, but I’m going to stand absolutely faithful to the issue of marriage not because it’s a politically expedient thing to do, because it isn’t. I’m going to do it because I believe it is the right position, it’s the biblical position, it’s the historical position,” he said.

H/t Huffington Post

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  1. Avatar for korvu korvu says:

    This man is an idiot.

  2. Well, if we didn’t have one before, we certainly do now have a tirade from Huckabee proving that he doesn’t even understand how the gubmint works. Everything he just said is so utterly fail that I can’t even put it into words…and don’t want to bother…so I’m just going to cuss a bunch and move on. Fuck turd bitch retard asshole grundle shit cooter smegma dingleberry.

    Edit: Santorum.

  3. Avatar for byteme byteme says:

    More GOP griftin’ for evangelical money. Still waiting for Newt to tell us from his book tour that he’s running for President too.

  4. Avatar for jinnj jinnj says:

    No, he is a blatant opportunistic scurrilous propagandizing ethically bankrupt Charlatan.

  5. Avatar for mawm mawm says:

    Christ, they can’t even get congress to agree on anything. Now Huckabee wants all three branches to agree before “allowing” gay people to marry?

    I’m so sure he takes the same stance on other issues like fast-tracking fracking or KeyStone.

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