Nothing funnier than watching these morons dig their own graves. Politics Republican Presidential Candidates Aren't Having a Good Day Some Republican candidates for president want to fight the decision. BY Lucas Grindley June 26 2015 11:37 AM ET Huckabee, Trump, Bush After the justices issued their decision today bringing marriage equality nationwide, some Republicans pledged to fight if elected president. "Today, 5 unelected judges redefined the foundational unit of society. Now it is the people's turn to speak," wrote Rick Santorum on Twitter. Ahead of the ruling, the former senator who won 11 primary states in 2012, had repeatedly pledged to fight any ruling that favored marriage equality. "The Supreme Court has spoken with a very divided voice on something only the Supreme Being can do — redefine marriage," said Mike Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and former pastor, in a lengthy statement. "I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our Founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch. We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat." Santorum and Huckabee have the distinction of being the only GOP candidates so far to sign an anti-marriage pledge created by the Texas pastor who promised to burn himself alive if marriage equality went nationwide. The pledge claims that "no civil institution, including the United States Supreme Court or any court, has authority to redefine marriage." That line of argument sounds to many like old-fashioned "nullification" rhetoric, which was once employed by segregationists who didn't want to share schools with black children. They argued states don't have to listen to federal authority. Huckabee was asked whether he supports nullification on Meet The Press in January and said "No, I'm advocating adherence to the Constitution." Huckabee continued his confused argument and remained defiant today, calling the decision an "out-of-control act of unconstitutional judicial tyranny." Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was named The Advocate's Phobie of the Year in 2014, has said "mandatory gay marriage" is the "greatest threat we've ever seen." He's led those who this year proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to restrict marriage to one man and one woman, and he proposed a law banning any federal court from ruling on marriage until the constitutional amendment could be approved. Getting their amendment would take approval from two-thirds of both chambers of Congress and three-quarters of state legislatures. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal is also one who who has backed a constitutional amendment as a "remedy" for the Supreme Court. And he hurriedly signed an executive order in May that creates what activists call a "license to discriminate" against LGBT people. He might be hoping that sets him apart in a crowded GOP field, warning on Friday that the government might soon "force" people to participate in same-sex wedding ceremonies. "This decision will pave the way for an all out assault against the religious freedom rights of Christians who disagree with this decision," he said. "This ruling must not be used as pretext by Washington to erode our right to religious liberty." Many of the candidates support so-called religious exemptions for individuals and businesses that object to serving same-sex couples. Ben Carson once joked that gay couples might find poison in the wedding cakes they order from antigay bakeries that don't have the option of discriminating. Carson has said it's an "open question" of whether he would be legally required to follow a Supreme Court ruling if elected president. But he clarified today that he'd follow their lead. "While I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision, their ruling is now the law of the land," he said in a statement. "I call on Congress to make sure deeply held religious views are respected and protected. The government must never force Christians to violate their religious beliefs."