Same-sex marriage is not a constitutional right, Jeb Bush said in an interview over the weekend in which he spoke about the issue in moralistic terms.
Bush, a devout Roman Catholic, told the Christian Broadcasting Network that "traditional marriage is a sacrament" and that society has moved too quickly to abandon that view.
"Do you believe there should be a constitutional right to same-sex marriage?" host David Brody asked. "Because that's the argument in front of the Supreme Court."
"I don't, but I'm not a lawyer, and clearly this has been accelerated at a warp pace," Bush said. "What's interesting is four years ago Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had the same view that I just expressed to you. It's thousands of years of culture and history is just being changed at warps speed. It's hard to fathom why it is this way."
Bush has said in the past that legalizing same-sex marriages should be decided on a state-by-state basis.
Last month in New Hampshire, a college Republican told Bush he is worried the GOP is losing younger voters by opposing same-sex marriages.
"I have no animus in my heart," Bush said at the time. "I have no hatred or bitterness in my heart for people that have a different view."
"I think that we need to be finding ways to unite behind broader issues where there's broader support."