Huckabee defends using term ‘ick factor’ to describe gays
Mike Huckabee has said he believes there is an "ick factor" to homosexuality. The former Arkansas governor defended his remarks Sunday by saying he wasn't the first to use the term.
Huckabee said he got the term from University of Chicago professor Martha Nussbaum -- but Nussbaum says she never used or coined the term.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker magazine, Ariel Levy asked Huckabee to explain his opposition to gay rights.
“I do believe that God created male and female and intended for marriage to be the relationship of the two opposite sexes,” he said. “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.”.............