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Flip Flopper Jeb Bush was Against Sodomy Before He was For Sodomy

Jeb Bush Distances Himself from 20-Year-Old Comments About 'Sodomy'

The liberal mediaite reports

As Floridians began to perform their first same-sex marriages this week, former Governor Jeb Bush said he believes the issue should be decided at the state level and lamented the fact a federal judge had overturned the state's 2008 ban. But even that mild disapproval of the decision is a far cry from Bush's 1994 view on the subject, as uncovered by BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski and Ruby Cramer.

In a 1994 editorial for The Miami Herald as he was running for governor the first time, Bush argued that same-sex couples do not deserve the same legal protections as other minorities.

"The public policy question is whether homosexuals deserve special legal protection from otherwise legal, private acts of discrimination, which protections are not available to smokers, drinkers, children, redheads, Midwesterners, Democrats, veterans, nudists, etc.," Bush wrote at the time.

"Or, to put it another way, should sodomy be elevated to the same constitutional status as race and religion? My answer is No. We have enough special categories, enough victims, without creating even more."

But now he says he is for sodomy and does not condemn sodomy or wish to defend traditional marriage as he did previously.