Jeb Bush: Marriage Equality Should Be A ‘State Decision’

Mr Bush:

Whenever something is considered to be constitutional or not, they’re referring to the Constitution of the United States of America, not each state’s individual constitution.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Sunday he’s disappointed by a court’s recent decision to allow marriage equality in the state.

“It ought be a local decision. I mean, a state decision,” Bush told the Miami Herald. “The state decided. The people of the state decided. But it’s been overturned by the courts, I guess.”

Same-sex marriages in Florida are set to begin Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle first declared the ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional in August, and in mid-December, the Supreme Court declined to intervene. On Jan. 1, Hinkle clarified his ruling, saying it applied to every county in the state.

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