Republican presidential candidate Mike
Huckabee reiterated over the weekend that as president he would
ignore the Supreme Court's June finding that gay couples have a
constitutional right to marry.
In an interview over the weekend with
EWTN's Robert George, Huckabee insisted that rulings handed down by
the nation's highest court were simply opinions.
Huckabee said that as president he
would “absolutely decline” to enforce Obergefell and would
order the Justice Department to “protect in every way the rights of
those citizens who joined in disagreeing.”
“It's a matter of saving our republic
to say that as president, we're not going to accept this decision.
We will ignore it and we will not enforce it,” Huckabee
He added that he would only recognize
the marriages of gay and lesbian couples from states that legalized
such unions – or polygamy – “by a vote of its people.”