Jeb Bush advocates for traditional marriage

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Former Florida governor Jeb Bush expressed his feelings of opposition towards same-sex marriage over the weekend during a interview with the Christian Broadcast Network (CBN).

Bush told CBN that he stands firm on his idea of what marriage should be regardless of the upcoming Supreme Court ruling.

“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 said. “I don’t believe there should be a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.”

Bush argued that he is not the only political official with views against same-sex marriage.

“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 is just being changed at warps speed. It’s hard to fathom why it is this way,” Bush said.

Obama and Clinton have both publicly changed their views on marriage equality.

“Marriage is a constantly changing social institution that adapts to social and economic conditions,” Trevor Burrus of the Cato Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies said to the Washington Post in response to Bush’s comments. “And when those conditions change, marriage changes.”

Bush has not declared his intent to run for the 2016 presidential nomination, but says if he does he will be the candidate fighting this issue.

“I think traditional marriage is 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 and a committed child-centered family system is hard to imagine,” Bush said.

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