- April 24, 2015
Yesterday, HRC decided to take out our red pen and make some minor edits to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s op-ed in The New York Times about his avid stance against marriage equality and support for discriminatory religious freedom laws.
Now titled, “I’m Losing the Fight Against Marriage Equality,” the op-ed takes a look at the rapidly changing marriage equality landscape and the growing support for LGBT rights nationwide.
“I hold the view that has been the consensus in our country for over two centuries: that marriage is between one man and one woman,” the op-ed now reads. “Polls indicate that 60 percent of Americans support marriage equality but as the leader of a shrinking faction I will not change my faith-drive view on this matter, even if it becomes a minority opinion.”
Additionally, the op-ed includes Jindal’s staunch support of anti-LGBT legislation. “A pluralistic and diverse society like ours can exist only if we all tolerate people who disagree with us. That’s why religious freedom laws matter — and why it is critical for conservatives and business leaders to unite in this debate.”
Earlier this month, Jindal used his State of the State address to declare that enacting Indiana-style religious freedom law was one of his top three priorities as governor.
Check out Jindal’s op-ed in full here.