Jeb Bush Shares His Thoughts As Same-Sex Marriage Comes To Florida

Jeb Bush Shares His Thoughts As Same-Sex Marriage Comes To Florida

While he weigh his options for a 2016 presidential run, former governor of Florida Jeb Bush tells the Miami Herald, on the day that marriage equality comes to the state, that same-sex marriage should have been a “local decision:”

“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.”

UPDATE: Speaking to the New York Times today, Bush elaborated further regarding his thoughts on same-sex marriage in Florida:

“We live in a democracy, and regardless of our disagreements, we have to respect the rule of law,” he said. “I hope that we can show respect for the good people on all sides of the gay and lesbian marriage issue — including couples making lifetime commitments to each other who are seeking greater legal protections and those of us who believe marriage is a sacrament and want to safeguard religious liberty.”