Amidst Pride celebrations, GOP thinks of new options for bans

Filipino LGBTs (Lesbians Gays Bisexual and Transgenders) kiss as they gather for a Gay Pride rally Saturday, June 27, 2015 in Manila, Philippines, to push for LGBT rights and to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing gay marriages in all U.S. states as a victory for their cause. The rally was scheduled to commemorate the 1969 demonstrations in New York City that started the gay rights movement around the world. Jonas Bagas, executive director of the pro-LGBT rights group TLF Share, said the U.S. court ruling “will reverberate in other corners of the world.” (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

NEW YORK, NY (ABC NEWS) – The LGBT community observed annual Pride celebrations around the country this weekend.

This year they were celebrating the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling too.

Many republican presidential candidates, however, see nothing in that decision to celebrate, and much to resist.

Pulsing through the streets of New York City, San Francisco, and Minneapolis was an eruption of love.

At the Stonewall Inn, where the gay rights movement began, a marriage of two men was performed by New York’s governor.

On the presidential campaign trail, social conservatives aren’t cheering the Supreme Court’s decision.

“It was marriage re-definition,” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told ABC’s This Week that the fight is not over.

“What about county clerks? Should they issue same-sex marriage licenses,” asked George Stephanopoulos.

“If they have a – a conscientious objection, I think they should be excused,” Huckabee said.

All the 2016 Republican candidates oppose the court’s decision. But the question is what should they do next?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz want a constitutional amendment that allows states to re-impose their bans.

But with nationwide support for same-sex marriage at an all-time high, some Republicans are signaling it’s time to move on.

“It’s the law of the land, and we’ll abide by it,” Ohio Governor John Kasich said.

Same-sex marriage now a reality facing GOP candidates in every state where they campaign.

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