Jeb Bush Pledges Debate on Gay Marriage After Court Ruling
Jeb Bush told a gathering of religious conservatives here on Friday that the debate over same-sex marriage should continue “irrespective of what the courts say,” signaling that he would not consider a Supreme Court decision favorable to gay rights as the last word on the subject.
In discussing the topic, Mr. Bush made reference to divisive laws enacted in Indiana and other states that would permit some exemptions for people and institutions who say same-sex marriage violates their religious beliefs. “We need to make sure that we protect the right not just of having religious views, but the right of acting on those religious views,” he said.
I know that this is like beating a dead horse, but why, oh why, are the ‘religious’ minded so intent on exclusion? And, to continue beating the now pulverized horse, must we continue to discuss the fact that your beliefs really don’t give you the right to be a bigot in public commerce?