Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, where he blasted the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in June, saying the “means by which it was achieved is absolutely unacceptable.”
“We have a process if we want to change things and it’s called the process of legislation, the art of political persuasion, all of that was thrown out the window,” Huckabee said, before touching on his plan to change the Constitution to have term limits for justices.
He then went on to claim that love itself has been redefined with the passing of same-sex marriage and the idea that marriage is based on love is destroying the institution.
“The whole point of marriage is to create a relationship where two people are committed as life partners,” he said. “One of the mistakes we’ve even heard over the course of the same-sex marriage debate is that marriage is all about just love and feeling and sentimentality. And regardless, heterosexual marriage is largely in trouble today because people see it as a selfish means of pleasing self, rather than a committed relationship in which the focus is on meeting the needs of the partner. That sense of selfishness and the redefinition of love as to something that is purely sentimental and emotional has been destructive.”
Watch Huckabee’s full interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union below.