Former Arkansas Governor and possible
2016 GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has warned the Supreme
Court that it cannot overrule God on marriage.
Justices on Tuesday heard arguments in
a case challenging state gay marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky,
Tennessee and Michigan. A ruling, expected in June, could strike
down remaining bans in 13 states.
Court Justices appear divided on gay marriage.)
Speaking at the National Hispanic
Christian Leadership Conference, Huckabee, an ordained minister, told
the crowd that the nation's highest court is “not the supreme
“I respect the courts, but the
Supreme Court is only that – the supreme of the courts,” Huckabee
said. “It is not the supreme being. It cannot overrule God. When
it comes to prayer, when it comes to life, and when it comes to the
sanctity of marriage, the court cannot change what God has created.”
Huckabee also reiterated his support
for so-called religious freedom laws, saying that business owners who
refuse service to gay couples are being “criminalized” when they
face legal action, according
“Somebody's got to be willing to take
on the institutions that challenge and threaten our ability to
believe as we believe, because when religious liberty is lost, all
liberty is lost,” Huckabee said.