Former GOP presidential candidate Mike
Huckabee on Saturday told his Fox News audience that he's not
anti-gay before comparing gay marriage to polygamy.
“I'm neither a homophobe nor a
former Arkansas governor said as he opined on two historic
Supreme Court cases related to gay nuptials.
The decisions, released Wednesday,
paved the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California and
struck down a law which prohibited the federal government from
recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples.
“If we're determined to change the
definition of marriage to accommodate how people feel and what they
wish to do because of their mutual consent, then we should
immediately release those incarcerated for practicing polygamy or
bigamy,” he said. “And, frankly, let's make all consensual adult
behaviors legal, whether prostitution, assisted suicide, or even
drinking 16 ounce sodas in New York City.”
Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor, also
argued that marriage equality is not about equality.
“Equality means intrinsic worth and
value … but equality of worth doesn't create sameness,” he said.
“There are differences between men and women and [neither] votes of
Congress nor the extreme court can change that.”
Huckabee has previously described the
fight to win marriage equality as a
battle that “pits good against evil.”