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Jeb Bush: 'Traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned,' but also way to acknowledge gay unions


From Myriam Marquez's Miami Herald report on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his recent PBS interview with Charlie Rose.

On same-sex marriage, Bush didn’t hide from his conservative belief that “traditional marriage is what should be sanctioned,” but “not at the expense of discriminating other forms of family structure.”

So he didn’t turn all “Church Lady” on us, maintaining that there should be a way to acknowledge gay unions.

“I don’t think people need to be discriminated against because they don’t share my belief on this, and if people love their children with all their heart and soul and that’s what they do and that’s how they organize their life that should be held up as examples for others to follow because we need it. We desperately need it and that can take all sorts of forms, it doesn’t have to take the one that I think should be sanctioned under the law.”

Click here to read Marquez's complete article.


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Well, he's evolving on the issue. I'll give him credit for that; however, separate rarely means equal. We can see how well that worked out with segratated schools. Blacks and poor got run down schools with unqualified teachers and the white suburban kids from wealthy and upper middle class families got the best of everything.
Seriously, the only way to full equality and fairness is use of the same terminolgy for gay marriage and straight marriage with the same legal benefits. End of story! Churches can perform whatever rites they want or don't have to. They just can't deny gay people of legal rights that are available to heterosexuals.

OK maybe Jeb is changing, as Obama did. And the more good but misinformed people change, the louder the ultra - conservative churches will scream.

In truth, their screaming has nothing to do with marriage equality for gay people under civil law.

Its about their having predicted disaster, and the disaster that is coming is the exposure of their prejudice and hte loss of their POWER. Well advanced in Europe, where most churches are empty and all but 2 w. Europe countries have marriage or civil unions for our gay friends and families

BTW re procreation - excessive demands on natural resources - thats one of the main causes of wars, eg the Japanese "southeast asia "co-prosperity sphere".

All supported by the religion - their emperor - who they saw as a god.

I know an anti gay marraige catholic. He's one of 8 kids. That means every 40 years, the population doubles.

In 120 years we'd go from about 7 billion to 500 billion - where's the oil and hundreds of other needed natural resources etc coming from?

Or is the real issue the churches need more minds to control and more money in the collection plate.

Gays generally adopt the illegitimate offspring of the rabid str8s, but dont produce kids. Thats good for humanity in many ways

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