Bobby Jindal would back Ted Cruz's marriage amendment if SCOTUS allows gay marriage

Mon. January 26, 2015 11:36 AM by

Washington, D.C. - Appearing Sunday on ABC's This Week, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said that he supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting marriage to heterosexual couples.

Jindal reiterated his opposition to marriage equality, saying that his Christian faith "teaches" him that marriage is a heterosexual union.

"I'm not for discrimination against anybody," he said. "I know that many politicians are so-called evolving on this issue based on the polls. I don't change my views based on the polls."

"I am proud that in Louisiana we define marriage as between a man and a woman. If the Supreme Court were to throw out our constitutional amendment, I hope they wouldn't do that, [but] if they were to do that, I certainly support [Texas Senator] Ted Cruz and others that are talking about making a ... constitutional amendment to allow states to continue to define marriage. I think it should be between a man and a woman," he added.

Cruz has on various occasions vowed to introduce a companion measure in the Senate to Kansas Representative Tim Huelskamp's effort in the House.

When asked about his presidential ambitions, Jindal answered "it's something I'm seriously looking at, praying and thinking about."

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