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Jeb Bush: “People have a right” to discriminate against gays

“People that act on their conscience shouldn’t be discriminated against, for sure. There should be protections.”

Jeb Bush - Credit: Gage Skidmore/flickr

–Republican presidential contender and former Florida governor Jeb Bush, speaking to reporters in Atlanta, Georgia regarding a proposed piece of legislation which would legalize “religious discrimination,” letting business owners refuse service to LGBT people. Bush seemed to support all so-called “religious liberty” bills in his response, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

“I don’t know about this law, but religious freedom is a serious issue and is increasingly so,” said Bush, adding, “People have a right to do that [refuse service], just as we need to be respectful for people who are in long-term committed relationships.”

Image Credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr

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