Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Wednesday defended Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite numerous court orders.
“I don’t think anybody should have to choose between following their conscience, their religious beliefs and giving up their job or facing financial sanctions,” he told the Huffington Post when asked if Davis should resign. “We are seeing government today discriminate against whether it’s clerks, florists, musicians or others. I think that’s wrong. I think you should be able to keep your job and follow your conscience.”
Jindal said that the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage should not take away Davis’ First Amendment rights.
“I absolutely do believe people have a First Amendment right, a constitutional right. I don’t think the court can take that away,” he said.