Let's look at what three of the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination have had to say about the Supreme Court Gay Marriage decision.
First we have Mike Huckabee. Huckabee has urged state governors to defy the Supreme Court and order county clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. So much for Huckabee's pledge to adhere to the Constitution of the United States.
Huckabee's rationale is that the ruling violates the 1st Amendment. Of course the ruling abides by the 14th Amendment and since it has nothing to do with religion, the press, speech, assembly or petition, I don't see how it could possibly violate the 1st Amendment.
What Huckabee probably means is it runs counter to his religious teaching which is NOT a problem as long as Huckabee can continue to express his opinion. The state ALWAYS trumps religious doctrine.
The state also says you can't stone a bride who can't demonstrate her virginity to death despite what Deuteronomy 22 says.
Then we have Ben Carson. Carson thinks that Congress can come up with a "creative" law that would nullify marriage equality. So apparently Carson doesn't know that the Constitution, upon which the SCOTUS decision is based, trumps a law passed by Congress regardless of how "creative" it is.
But the best one of all comes from Bobby Jindal. Jindal thinks we should just get rid of the Supreme Court. One has to wonder how Jindal proposes to get around Article III of the Consitution?
Oh wait, that's right, Jindal is a fucking idiot.
It's a sad day when these three bird brains are considered as even remotely possible candidates for president by a major political party.