Rep. David Jolly on Monday became the second Republican House member from Florida to endorse marriage equality.

The Washington Post asked Jolly his stance on the subject, just days after a state judge struck down Florida's ban.

“As a matter of my Christian faith, I believe in traditional marriage,” Jolly told The Post. “But as a matter of Constitutional principle I believe in a form of limited government that protects personal liberty. To me, that means that the sanctity of one's marriage should be defined by their faith and by their church, not by their state. Accordingly, I believe it is fully appropriate for a state to recognize both traditional marriage as well as same-sex marriage, and therefore I support the recent decision by a Monroe County Circuit Judge.”

Marc Solomon, national campaign director for Freedom to Marry, congratulated Jolly for “doing the right thing by his constituents and his country in supporting the freedom to marry.”

“He joins the growing wave of Republicans across America who recognize that marriage for same-sex couples is in sync with Republican values of individual liberty and strong families. All committed couples across the Sunshine State should have the freedom to marry and share in the protections of marriage that are crucial to building a family and taking care of their loved ones,” he added.

Jolly joins Republican House colleagues Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, Richard Hanna of New York and Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and GOP Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Rob Portman of Ohio, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Mark Kirk of Illinois in publicly coming out in support of marriage equality.