Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that Christian business owners should not have to provide services for gay weddings if it goes against their religious beliefs. The former Florida governor justified his position by claiming that not providing a service does not count as discrimination if business owners feel that it violates their religious rights. Gosh, it is right now. The blurry distinction has become a controversial topic, as many wedding-related businesses around the country, like florists and bakeries, have turned down gay customers, citing religious freedom. The issue became politically charged in March, when Indiana Gov.
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AP Jeb Bush speaking in January Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush R doesn't seem like he's going to tack to the far right on gay marriage as he moves forward with a potential presidential campaign. In a statement released late Monday afternoon, Bush reacted to his home state allowing same-sex marriages by striking a more moderate tone than he has in the past on the issue. Bush expressed sympathy with the gay couples "who are seeking greater legal protections," according to The New York Times.
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Sunday that the thorny question of whether to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples should be decided at the state level. The people of the state decided. But it's been overturned by the courts, I guess.
February 28, I believe in traditional marriage," the former Florida governor said when asked by Sean Hannity of Fox News if his position on the issue had changed. But like a lot of politicians — including President Obama and presumptive Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton — Mr. In a Miami Herald op-ed back in , Bush argued against legal protections based on sexual orientation. My answer is No.