Republican Louisiana Governor Bobby
Jindal, a possible presidential candidate, has criticized President
Barack Obama for his support of marriage equality.
The president endorsed civil unions for
gay couples in 2008. In endorsing marriage for all couples in 2012,
Obama said that he had “evolved” on the issue.
Appearing on CNN's New Day,
Jindal was asked to weigh in on Alabama probate judges who are
refusing to comply with a federal judge's rulings declaring the
state's ban invalid.
9 Alabama counties issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.)
“Let's step back and remember how we
got here,” Jindal
responded. “Now remember there are a lot of politicians that
have so-called evolved on this issue. Remember when President Obama
first ran for office, he was for traditional marriage, saw the polls
change, he changed his position. I'm not one of those politicians.”
“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.
And that's why I hope the Supreme Court decides not to overturn what
the states have decided. In Louisiana, it's in our state
constitution,” he added.
endorsed a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting
marriage to heterosexual couples.