Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Ick Factor

TPM Live Wire is reporting on "The Ick Factor" in gay relationships.  That is, what Mike Huckabee thinks id the ick factor.  After reading this, it's hard not to think that Mr. Huckabee himself is the real ick factor in this debate:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is against gay marriage, at least in part, because of the "ick factor."

"I do believe that God created male and female and intended for marriage to be the relationship of the two opposite sexes," Huckabee said in a recent New Yorker profile. "Male and female are biologically compatible to have a relationship. We can get into the ick factor, but the fact is two men in a relationship, two women in a relationship, biologically, that doesn't work the same."

Huckabee goes on to say that "some pretty startling studies" show that "monogamous marriage" is the way to end poverty.

"No culture in the history of mankind has ever tried to redefine marriage," he added.

Earlier this year, Huckabee -- who, according to polls, is a Republican frontrunner in the 2012 presidential race -- said gay couples shouldn't be able to adopt, saying, "Children are not puppies."

Sometimes it's hard not to see Mr. Huckabee, rather than gay relationships, as having an "ick factor."

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