Former Arkansas governor and possible presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has criticized governors who implement rulings striking down gay marriage bans.

Appearing Friday on Washington Watch, Huckabee told host and Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins that reports that he had toned down his opposition to marriage equality in his new book, God, Guns, Grit and Gravy, were incorrect.

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“I don’t know how anyone could actually read the chapter and come to the conclusion that I have sort of changed my view on same-sex marriage,” Huckabee said. “When people read the chapter, I think they're going to get a clear understanding that the reason that I hold to the view that I do is it's not just stubbornness, it’s because I haven't been given permission from God to change what he said.”

He went on to criticize governors who “surrendered” to court rulings declaring restrictive marriage bans unconstitutional.

“This, to me, is so fundamental in civics and I'm watching attorneys general, governors and judges pretend that the court can just make law. I don't know where we came up with this,” Huckabee said. “I've heard several governors when their state supreme court says that they're going to allow same-sex marriage and the governor just folds and surrenders and says, 'well, it's the law of the land.' No, it isn't.”