With the Supreme Court set to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans this June, a specter is haunting social conservatives -- the specter of a country in which committed same-sex couples can wed, regardless of where in the U.S. they live. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has a simple solution: Should the Court rule in favor of marriage equality, states should simply ignore the ruling and continue to practice marriage discrimination.
The Southern Baptist preacher and potential 2016 GOP presidential contender told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that a High Court ruling for same-sex marriage would not make marriage equality the "law of the land," as "one branch of government does not overrule the other two."
"One thing I am angry about though ... is this notion of judicial supremacy, where if the court makes a decision, I hear governors and even some aspirants to the presidency say, 'Well that's settled, it's the law of the land.' No, it's not the law of the land," Huckabee told Hewitt.
"Constitutionally," he continued, "the courts cannot make a law, they can interpret one and then the legislature has to create enabling legislation and the executive has to sign it and has to enforce it."