• Bobby Jindal: Unlike Obama, My Views On Same-Sex Marriage Aren’t Based On Polls

    In a sort of lightning round interview this morning on CNN, Louisiana Governor, and potential presidential candidate, Bobby Jindal called out Obama for flip-flopping on same-sex marriage.

    “Remember, there are a lot of politicians that have so-called ‘evolved’ on this issue,” Jindal said. “Remember when President Obama first ran for office he was for traditional marriage. He saw the polls change, and he changed his position. I’m not one of those politicians.”

    Indeed when he was running for a state senate seat in 1996, Barack Obama filled out a questionnaire saying, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” And 12 years later as a candidate for U.S. president, Obama told Rick Warren during a televised debate at Saddleback Church that he supported traditional marriage. “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian—it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix,” Obama said.

    And then just two years into his presidency, Obama said he is “evolving” on the issue. He even threw his support behind the repeal of Bill Clinton’s Defense of Marriage Act.

    “My faith teaches me that marriage is between a man and a woman–I don’t believe in discrimination against anybody–I’m not for changing the definition of marriage,” Jindal added “And that’s why I hope the Supreme Court decides not to overturn what the states have decided.”

    The number of states to legalize same-sex marriage, mostly via judicial fiat, has expanded from 19 to 37 in less than a year’s time.

    Last month, the Supreme Court agreed to hear several same-sex marriage cases. Those cases will commence in April and will likely be decided some time in June.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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