Republican presidential candidate John
Kasich on Thursday reiterated his opposition to gay couples marrying
but added that he can accept it.
At an MSNBC town hall, host Chris
Matthews asked Kasich his view on the Supreme Court's June 2015
finding that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to
“I support traditional marriage,”
the Ohio governor answered.
“There is a conflict to some degree
with people practicing their deeply-held religious beliefs, which
they have a right to do, and the issue of discrimination against
somebody they think is doing something inappropriate. That has to be
balanced. And what I'm trying to argue is, everybody just take a
“I don't think [same-sex marriage] is
right,” he added.
“What should gay people do who love
each other?” Matthews asked.
“Well, they should love one another.”
“But not get married”
“I've given you the answer,” Kasich
answered, raising his voice. “I believe in traditional marriage.
I've accepted the court ruling.”
Kasich added that he does not support a
constitutional amendment that would roll back the court's decision.
“I'm not for doing it. I'm for
moving on,” he said.
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