Republican Candidates Lead The Pack On The Wrong Side Of History Of Marriage Equality

A day that for so many will be remembered as an affirmation of love, respect and equality will for others go down as a blight on our downward-spiraling society. And who are these sticks in the mud?

Namely, social conservative Republicans and other bee-in-their-bonnet antigay activists.

When the inevitable DLB penned, Gus Van Sant directed (or some similar combination) Oscar-winning film chronicling the journey to American marriage equality is produced, these are the people who will cringe when they’re cast as the villains.

But hey, maybe it’ll be a period piece in 100 years and they’ll never have to deal with it.

Either way, they’ve secured their spots on the wrong side of history:

Mike Huckabee just couldn’t contain himself:

#SCOTUS has spoken with a very divided voice on something only the Supreme Being can do – redefine marriage. http://t.co/3qcnV7Dz9C

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 26, 2015

This irrational, unconstitutional decision threatens religious liberty – the heart of 1st Amendt. Congress must act. http://t.co/riQTyCl1Nl

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 26, 2015

The Supreme Court can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature’s God on marriage than it can the laws of gravity.

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 26, 2015

Five lawyers on #SCOTUS can no more repeal the laws of nature and nature’s God on marriage than they can the laws of gravity.

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 26, 2015

#SCOTUS #OneManOneWoman http://t.co/OBkGoPwi0U pic.twitter.com/UXbO0Q7byW

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 26, 2015

We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat. http://t.co/mlzIBw4VoZ

— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 26, 2015

Tony Perkins went on a similar tirade — maybe he and Huckabee should just cut through the tension and go on a date:

#SCOTUS #marriage ruling is shocking abuse of power, and will never be accepted http://t.co/OM0ZgyP1gw

— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) June 26, 2015

No court can overturn natural law. Nature & Nature’s God cannot be usurped by the edict of a court, even #SCOTUS

— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) June 26, 2015

It’s folly for #SCOTUS to think it resolved #marriage issue. By disenfranchising 50 million Americans SCOTUS has supercharged it.

— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) June 26, 2015

#SCOTUS has set our govt on a collision course w/our cherished #religiousfreedom, explicitly guaranteed in 1st Amendment.

— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) June 26, 2015

Americans will not stop standing for transcendent truth and never accept the legitimacy of this decision. #SCOTUS #marriage

— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) June 26, 2015

We’ll keep speaking uncompromisingly about what #marriage is, has been, and always will be: the union of one man & one woman. #SCOTUS

— Tony Perkins (@tperkins) June 26, 2015

Rick Santorum offered his expected brand of close-mindedness:

Today, 5 unelected judges redefined the foundational unit of society. Now it is the people’s turn to speak #Marriage

— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) June 26, 2015

The Court is 1 of 3 coequal branches of government & they have an imperfect record. Stakes are too high to cede marriage to unelected judges

— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) June 26, 2015

The Court has ruled but now the People must speak. Join me & fight for marriage https://t.co/M79BOMyBgo #RICK2016

— Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) June 26, 2015

Bobby Jindal weaseled out these thoughts:

Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that. http://t.co/1Kfw9l0KMG

— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) June 26, 2015

I will never stop fighting for religious liberty and I hope our leaders in D.C. join me. http://t.co/1Kfw9l0KMG

— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) June 26, 2015

Talking to reporters in Urbandale, IA about the Supreme Court’s disturbing ruling. #IAPolitics pic.twitter.com/GnTBt3cu33

— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) June 26, 2015

Scott Walker thinks he knows best:

I believe SCOTUS’ decision is a grave mistake. 5 unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine the institution of marriage.-SKW

— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) June 26, 2015

And then there are the Republicans clinging to the states’ rights argument as if it weren’t a thinly veiled way of saying “screw you, gays”:

Statement on the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage: http://t.co/ZzggeRMQiR pic.twitter.com/qT0nA9LndY

— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) June 26, 2015

Jeb Bush:

“Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage. I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments. In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live side by side. It is now crucial that as a country we protect religious freedom and the right of conscience and also not discriminate.”

Chris Christie:

My statement on today’s #SCOTUS ruling pic.twitter.com/UalM0QnBuF

— Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) June 26, 2015

Here’s our response to all of the above:

Source:: Queerty

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