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 said.

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.”