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Mike Huckabee on gay marriage: ‘Ick’

Monday, June 21, 2010

In a rather extensive New Yorker magazine profile, assessing his chances in the 2012 Presidential race, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee expounded upon his opposition to gay marriage with this well considered prose:

“We can get into the ick factor, but the fact is two men in a relationship, two women in a relationship, biologically, that doesn’t work the same.”

Earlier this year, in an interview with The Perspective, a student publication at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ, Huckabee compared gay marriage to incest and polygamy:

“You don’t go ahead and accommodate every behavioral pattern that is against the ideal,” Huckabee said of same-sex marriage.

“That would be like saying, well, there are a lot of people who like to use drugs, so let’s go ahead and accommodate those who want to use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, so we should accommodate them.”

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4 more reader comments:

  1. Yes… Drug use and homosexuality are analogous. Goooood Huckabee. Gooooooooood boy.

    Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 10:36pm
  2. Yes, because being gay is as detrimental to one’s health as using drugs is, Huckabee. Why would letting gays marry be “accommodating to a behavioral pattern thats against the ideal” anyway? Its not like people choose to be gay. On the other hand people most certainly can choose to sleep with their relatives, or marry more then one person. His statement makes no sense.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 1:16am
  3. well, that’s a huge burn on every gay person out there. i’d really like to talk to him about the ignorances of his political mind. why doesn’t he come out and say that he’s homophobic, because it’s obvious that when saying that gay marriage is gross, its indeed homophobic. pretending to care for the other issues and putting gays in there too, doesn’t hide that you actually don’t like gays. we know. so stop being a coward and BE A MAN, and say something politically correct.

    Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 10:39am
  4. Mister former Arkansas governor, I think you should try and accommodate EVERY American citizen. That's your goddamn job! Also, 'ick factor' aside, what has this guy got to do with the way things work 'biologically'? Is he trying to control people's sex lives now?

    Posted on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 12:52pm