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Mike Huckabee on gay marriage: ‘Ick’

Monday, June 21, 2010
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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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