Jeb: Same-Sex Marriage Should Be State Decision
[su_right_ad]Jeb Bush says marriage equality should be up to individual states.
“It ought be a local decision. I mean, a state decision,” the former governor said Sunday in a brief interview. “The state decided. The people of the state decided. But it’s been overturned by the courts, I guess.”
His comments were in line with past statements by the Republican. But with Miami-Dade County ready to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples as soon as Monday if a judge approves – and the rest of the state following on Tuesday – the change is bound to bring even more attention to Bush’s somewhat guarded take on gay rights…
“So the people should have the right to enact a discriminatory law?” said Howard Simon, director of the Florida American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the same-sex couples in the federal case against Florida’s gay-marriage amendment. “That sounds like what he was saying. That unfortunately is consistent from what I remember about Jeb Bush’s tenure as governor.”
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