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Huckabee Argues That Civil Rights Don’t Apply to Gay Marriage

The LGBT community is not entitled to the same constitutional protections as racial minorities, according to Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

The former Baptist preacher and Arkansas governor proclaimed Tuesday that comparing gay rights to civil rights is “an insult to African-Americans who were hosed in the street, who were beaten, who were truly discriminated against with separate restrooms, separate drinking fountains, separate entrances.”

“That was true discrimination, and it was horrible,” Huckabee said during a radio interview on 1150 WJBO in Baton Rouge, La., according to BuzzFeed.

“It’s hard to say that the redefinition of marriage is on the same basis as was racial discrimination throughout our history.”

Huckabee lashed out at the Supreme Court for legalizing same-sex marriage last week.

“If you believe that the court is the proper venue to make this kind of a significant social, and even moral, change in the law of marriage, then just remember: If you live by the sword, you die by the sword,” he told his radio audience. “The same court that said, ‘sure, marriage can be between two men or two women,’ ultimately will mean that marriage can be between any group of people that want a marriage because you can’t deny it once you open the door.”

Photo: Indiana County Media Network

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