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ROWAN COUNTY, KY, September 3, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is standing behind embattled Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' decision to not issue marriage licenses for same-sex unions.

In a statement, Huckabee said that Davis, who has defied multiple courts and her governor, and has been criticized by three Republican presidential candidates, “is showing more moral courage and humility than just about any office holder in Washington.”

“I spoke with Kim Davis this morning to offer my prayers and support,” Huckabee said in the statement, released yesterday afternoon. “I let her know how proud I am of her for not abandoning her religious convictions and standing strong for religious liberty.”

“Kim is asking the perfect question: 'Under what law am I authorized to issue homosexual couples a marriage license?' That simple question is giving many in Congress a civics lesson that they never got in grade school,” he continued. “The Supreme Court cannot and did not make a law. They only made a ruling on a law. Congress makes the laws. Because Congress has made no law allowing for same sex marriage, Kim does not have the constitutional authority to issue a marriage license to homosexual couples.”

Huckabee called Davis “a person of great conviction,” and said that the “price” she is paying for those convictions are less than the “far greater price” people will pay “for bowing to the false God of judicial supremacy.”

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According to The Washington Post, Huckabee is the only GOP candidate who has contacted Davis, though not the only one to back her stance. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas both defended Davis as being within her rights to religious liberty.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina all said that Davis should hand out same-sex “marriage” licenses or resign.

Huckabee's full statement:

Kim is asking the perfect question: 'Under what law am I authorized to issue homosexual couples a marriage license?' That simple question is giving many in Congress a civics lesson that they never got in grade school. The Supreme Court cannot and did not make a law. They only made a ruling on a law. Congress makes the laws. Because Congress has made no law allowing for same sex marriage, Kim does not have the constitutional authority to issue a marriage license to homosexual couples.

Kim is a person of great conviction. When people of conviction fight for what's right they often pay a price, but if they don't and we surrender, we will pay a far greater price for bowing to the false God of judicial supremacy. Government is not God. No man – and certainly no unelected lawyer – has the right to redefine the laws of nature or of nature's God. Five unelected lawyers have abused their power by ruling in favor of a national right to same-sex marriage with no legal precedent and with nothing in our Constitution to back it up. They have violated American's most fundamental right guaranteed by our Constitution – religious liberty.

I stand with Kim Davis and every American of faith under attack by Washington elites who have nothing but disdain for us, our faith and the Constitution.

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