Republican presidential hopeful points to need for stable home life for children
No matter what the US Supreme Court decides on the issue of same-sex "marriage," social conservatives must be "stalwart supporters of traditional marriage," Jeb Bush said Saturday in an interview with a Christian broadcaster.
Speaking to the Christian Broadcasting Network’s political correspondent David Brody, the Republican presidential hopeful said he believes there is no constitutional right to same-sex "marriage." The Supreme Court heard the case in April and is expected to issue a decision by the end of June.
In the interview, Bush, who is a Catholic convert, referred to marriage as a sacrament, something "at the core of the Catholic faith."
The former Florida governor focused more on marriage between one man and one woman as a bedrock for society, providing stability for any children the union might produce.
"How we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, committed child-centered family system is hard to imagine," he said. "We have to restore committed, loving family life with a mom and dad loving their children with their heart and soul."
Bush admitted, "I’m not a lawyer," so he did not dwell on the constitutional question. But he puzzled over the "warp speed" at which the concept of "gay marriage" has gained ground.
"What’s interesting is four years ago Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had the same view that I just expressed to you," he told Brody. "It’s thousands of years of culture and history is just being changed at warp speed. It’s hard to fathom why it is this way."