Republican presidential candidate Jeb
Bush has endorsed legislation which would ban discrimination against
LGBT Americans at the state level.
Bush, the former governor of Florida,
made his comments Thursday while speaking to employees at San
Francisco tech startup Thumbtack.
A self-identified gay employee asked
Bush about his position on such legislation.
“I don't think you should be
discriminated because of your sexual orientation. Period. Over and
out,” Bush is quoted as answering by Time.
When asked whether he would support
laws protecting LGBT Americans in the areas of housing and
employment, Bush answered that he would, but not at the federal
“I think this should be done
state-by-state,” he said. “I totally agree with that.”
Bush's Silicon Valley-themed day also
included a ride in an Uber car (pictured) and the launch of his