Huckabee compares gay marriage to polygamy

By David Edwards
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:16 EDT
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Jon Stewart pressed Mike Huckabee about his opposition to gay marriage.

Stewart asked, “My question is, you said, ‘reaffirming the tradition of marriage over 5,000′ years which takes it back to the Old Testament where polygamy was the norm, not a heterosexual marriage between two couples that choose each other. Marriage has evolved greatly over those 5,000 years from a property arrangement, polygamy. We’ve redefined it constantly. It used to be people of different races could not marry. It strikes me as very convenient to go back to the Bible.”

Huckabee responded, “If we change the definition we really do have to change it to accommodate all lifestyles. We would have to say to the guy in West Texas who had 27 wives, that’s okay. I’m not sure that I hear a lot of people arguing that that’s a great idea.”

This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Dec. 9, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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