Republican presidential candidate Jeb
Bush said Wednesday that he would serve as a witness at a same-sex
wedding of someone he loved.
During an ABC World News Tonight
interview conducted in Iowa, Bush was asked how he hopes the Supreme
Court will rule in a case challenging gay marriage bans in four
“I hope that they decide that the
states should make this decision,” he answered.
“We saw your parents, we saw your
father as a witness to a same-sex marriage in Maine. And I'm curious
would you witness a same-sex marriage if asked?” David Muir asked.
“Sure I would,” Bush answered. “I
would if they were friends and I cared for them, of course, I would.”
Former President George H.W. Bush and
his wife Barbara served as official witnesses at the wedding of a
lesbian couple in 2013.
Other Republican presidential
candidates have said that they would attend the wedding of a loved
one, including Florida
Senator Marco Rubio and former
Texas Governor Rick Perry, while Rick
Santorum said that attending such a ceremony would be a “violation
of his faith.” Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a presumed
candidate, has attended the wedding reception of a gay relative.