The Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the issue of gay marriage was groundbreaking indeed. Marriage equality for couples of the same gender still seems to divide the country. Public figures on both sides of the debate have voiced their opposition or support.
Mike Huckabee, a former Republican presidential candidate and stauch conservative recently gave an account of his thoughts on the High Court’s controversial ruling. During the previous weekend, Huckabee spoke out on his Fox News Network television show.
Unapologetically, the 57-year-old lambasted the High Court’s judges, labeling them as “extremists.” Huckabee also said that the judges on the bench that supported the recent controversial ruling must think that “they are wiser than God almighty himself.”
However, the former Arkansas governor went out of his way to claim he is not a “hater” or a “homophobe.” Huckabee went on to compare h***s**uality to polygamy and prostitution. He said:
“If we’re determined to change the definition of marriage to accommodate how people feel and what they wish to do because of their mutual consent, then we should immediately release those incarcerated for practicing polygamy or bigamy. And, frankly, let’s make all consensual adult behaviors legal, whether prostitution, assisted suicide, or even drinking 16 ounce sodas in New York City.”(Fox News)
Mike Huckabee is also a former pastor and holds himself dear to the values of Christianity. In his opposition statments on the recent Supreme Court ruling, Huckabee also took to Twitter to voice his opinion. He tweeted:
“My thoughts on the SCOTUS ruling that determined same s*x marriage is okay: ‘Jesus wept.’ (Mike Huckabee’s Twitter)
Progressive liberals and national organizations that condone marriage equality for same s*x couples viewed the Supreme Court’s ruling as a victory for members of the gay, lesbian and transgender community. However, some individual states are doing everything they can to ensure traditional mariage is the only option supported by their state legislatures.