"We live in a democracy, and regardless of our disagreements, we have to respect the rule of law. I hope that we can show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue – including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections and those of us who believe marriage is a sacrament and want to safeguard religious liberty."
Mike Huckabee, on the other hand, recently wrote on his website:
It is shocking that many elected officials, attorneys, and judges think that a court ruling is the 'final word.' It most certainly is not.
It is NOT the 'law of the land' as is often heralded. The courts can't make law. They can interpret it and even rule that a law is unconstitutional, but they have no power to create it or enforce it.
Looks like this could be Issue No. 1 between the two Republican contenders. Let the jousting begin!