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Jindal Doesn't Believe GOP Needs to Embrace Gay Rights

Jindal Doesn't Believe GOP Needs to Embrace Gay Rights

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The Louisiana governor speaks on Sunday's Meet the Press.

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Louisiana's Republican governor Bobby Jindal and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman are not on the same page when it comes to marriage equality. The latter believes same-sex marriage should be legal and that resistance to it is hampering the Republican party; Jindal does not believe resistance to gay rights is weighing the GOP down.

Huntsman recently came out in support of marriage equality, saying the party will not be embraced by all if they continue to drag their feet on the issue. Speaking on NBC's Meet the Press this weekend, Jindal reiterated his opposition to same-sex marriage and said voters care about economics more than marriage.

"Look, I believe in the traditional definition of marriage," Jindal said. "We lost [the 2012 election] because we didn't present a vision showing how we believe the entire economy can grow, how people can join the middle class. We're in aspirational party and we need policies that are consistant with that aspirational private sector growth."

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.