There seem to be two sets of rules when it comes to breaking marriage laws: liberals get a pass, while conservatives are jailed without bail, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says.
Appearing Sunday on ABC's "This Week,"
Huckabee said liberal Democrats such as former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsome and President Barack Obama's administration have ignored federal marriage laws without punishment, unlike Kim Davis, county clerk for Rowan County, Ky., who has been sitting in jail since Thursday.
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"You've got Democrats who ignored the law when it was the law to have traditional marriage," Huckabee said. "Gavin Newsome in San Francisco as mayor, performed same-sex weddings, even though it was illegal. Did he ever get put in jail? He most certainly did not."
Likewise, he said, Obama and his former Attorney General Eric Holder ignored the rulings favoring the Defense of Marriage Act.
"Did they get put in law for ignoring the law?" Huckabee asked. "They most certainly did not. When do liberals get to choose which laws they support ,and a county clerk in Kentucky acting on her Christian faith, criminalized and jailed without bail because she acted on her conscience and according to the only law in front of her?
Huckabee plans to attend a rally in support of Davis on Tuesday.
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