Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has denied saying that Supreme Court rulings such as Obergefell v. Hodges are “the law of the land.”

On Friday, conservative Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson asked Fiorina to defend the remark.

“I think that is a quote from someone else, not from me,” she said.

However in May, Fiorina, who has recently surged in the polls, told Iowa conservative blog Caffeinated Thoughts that the Supreme Court case challenging state bans on gay marriage would become “the law of the land.”

“I think the Supreme Court decision will become the law of the land, and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn't support an amendment to reverse it,” Fiorina said. “And I very much hope that we will come to a place now in this nation where we can support their decision and at the same time support people’s right to hold religious views and to protect their right to exercise those views.”

On Friday, Fiorina called for passage of a federal law that would protect businesses and individuals who object to such unions on religious grounds.

Fiorina returned to the program on Monday. When confronted with the clip, she evaded the question, telling Mickelson that she did not recognize the audio.

“What I said, for example, was we need to be, if that was about gay marriage, we profoundly disagree with this, we need to invest our political capital and our leadership now in protecting religious liberty all across this nation, which means every state needs to enact a religious freedom protection act, as we have a national act. And it also reminds us how important it is who's on the Supreme Court. So, let’s focus our energies on making sure we have the right nominees and the right protections and liberties,” Fiorina said.