Ben Carson: Federal Gov’t Doesn’t Have To Recognize SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Ben Carson: Federal Gov’t Doesn’t Have To Recognize SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Newly-minted GOP presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson tells Newsmax that, should the Supreme Court rule in favor of marriage equality, the federal government doesn’t have to recognize that decision:

“First of all, we have to understand how the Constitution works, the president is required to carry out the laws of the land, the laws of the land come from the legislative branch,” Carson said. “So if the legislative branch creates a law or changes a law, the executive branch has a responsibly to carry it out. It doesn’t say they have the responsibility to carry out a judicial law.”

(via Right Wing Watch)