While Huckabee may believe that he isn’t a homophobe or bigot because he isn’t out there beating people up, the fact that he uses lies in order to defend his points just makes him a bigot.
Huckabee told his audience that “If we’re determined to change the definition of marriage to accommodate how people feel and what they wish to do because of their mutual consent, then we should immediately release those incarcerated for practicing polygamy or bigamy, and, frankly, let’s make all consensual adult behaviors legal, whether prostitution, assisted suicide, or even drinking 16 ounce sodas in New York City.”
Huckabee also claimed to be on the ‘right side of history’ before claiming that “newer than Google or the iPod … and the first nation to even codify it into law didn’t do so until the year 2000, and that the issue “is not equality, but sameness.”
Huckabee is only technically correct, and while that may work for bureaucrats in Futurama, it isn’t the truth.
The technically correct part is that, yes, the first modern nation to codify same-sex marriage into law did so in 2000. Take into account that the modern nation-state is less than 500 years old. In fact, the idea of nationalism and nation states is younger than that, and started in Christian Europe.
The truth, though, is that same-sex marriage predates the rise of nation-states. It was practiced by early Christians, Native Americans of various tribes, probably by the Celts, and so on. There are numerous cultures that had same-sex marriage, and for a lot longer than nations have been around.