Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) stood behind Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis on Wednesday, arguing that she is right to question what law forces her to recognize same-sex marriage.
“Kim is asking the perfect question: ‘Under what law am I authorized to issue homosexual couples a marriage license?’ That simple question is giving many in Congress a civics lesson that they never got in grade school,” Huckabee said in a Wednesday statement, according to Right Wing Watch.
Huckabee wrote that the Supreme Court cannot make law, a point he has been making since the court ruled in favor of gay marriage.
“Kim is a person of great conviction,” Huckabee said. “When people of conviction fight for what’s right they often pay a price, but if they don’t and we surrender, we will pay a far greater price for bowing to the false God of judicial supremacy. Government is not God. No man – and certainly no unelected lawyer – has the right to redefine the laws of nature or of nature’s God.”
The presidential candidate said that he spoke with Davis, who continues to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and said that she is “showing more courage and humility than just about any federal office holder in Washington.”
“I stand with Kim Davis and every American of faith under attack by Washington elites who have nothing but disdain for us, our faith and the Constitution,” Huckabee said.