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Jeb Bush sees no constitutional right to marriage equality

Jeb Bush sees no constitutional right to marriage equality

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is worried about the impact of same-sex marriage.

The potential 2016 presidential primary candidate was a guest on The Brody File, a Christian Broadcasting Network program.

According to the Washington Post, the Republican called traditional marriage ‘a sacrament.’

‘It’s at the core of the Catholic faith, and to imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, a committed child-centered family system, is hard to imagine,’ he said.

‘So, irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling — because they are going to decide whatever they decide, I don’t know what they are going to do — we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage,’ Bush continued.

The ex-governor noted he does not see marriage as a constitutional right.

‘… I’m not a lawyer and clearly this has been accelerated at a warp pace, Bush noted. ‘What’s interesting is four years ago Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had the same view that I just expressed to you. It’s thousands of years of culture and history just being changed at warp speed. It’s hard to fathom why it is this way.’

Despite this stance, some see the former governor as a gay friendly Republican candidate. A February BuzzFeed article points out his presidential campaign ‘has attracted a wave of early support from many of the party’s most prominent gay rights advocates.’

Below is a clip of the Bush interview: