Jindal Refuses to “Evolve” on Marriage

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Well, that was quick.  A few days ago, I asked if former Gov. Mike Huckabee would be the only candidate to speak forcefully for marriage.

Then, on Feb. 10, Gov. Jindal told CNN firmly and clearly he won’t be “evolving” on marriage and endorses a constitutional amendment to let the states decide if the Supreme Court tries to impose gay marriage.

From the interview:

[T]here are a lot of politicians that have so-called evolved on this issue – remember when Pres. Obama first ran for office, he was for traditional marriage. He saw the polls change; he changed his position. I’m not one of those politicians. My faith teaches me 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, and that’s why I hope the Supreme Court decides not to overturn what the states have decided… [I]f the Supreme Court were to do this, I think the remedy would be a constitutional amendment in the Congress to tell the courts you can’t overturn what the states have decided…

Terry Schilling is the executive director of the American Principles in Action.