Jeb Bush Says He Would Attend a Gay Wedding

by Jason St. Amand

National News Editor

Thursday April 30, 2015

It's a question every potential 2016 GOP hopeful is being asked: Would you attend a gay family member's wedding?

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who hasn't officially thrown his hat into the presidential ring yet, is the latest high profile Republican to be asked the "gotcha!" question, the Huffington Post points out.

"I haven't -- that's not to say I wouldn't," Bush told reporters Tuesday during an event in Puerto Rico. He later added in Spanish "claro que sí" ("of course") he would go if invited to a same-sex wedding.

Though he would attend the ceremony, Bush reiterated his support for "traditional marriage" in February and said marriage equality should be handled by the states and not the federal courts.

Bush's comments come after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether or not gay marriage should be legal in all 50 states.

Earlier this month Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he "of course" would go to a gay member's wedding.

"If it's somebody in my life that I care for, of course I would," he said. "I'm not going to hurt them simply because I disagree with a choice they've made or because I disagree with a decision they've made, or whatever it may be."

Rubio, however, does not support same-sex marriage.

Meanwhile, failed GOP 2012 presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said they would not attend a same-sex wedding.

"No I would not," Santorum said. "Because I don't -- as a person of my faith, that would be something that would be a violation of my faith. I would love them and support them, but I would not participate in that ceremony."

Cruz echoed Santorum's response.