Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said she wouldn’t support a constitutional amendment overturning a Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.
“I think the Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn’t support an amendment to reverse it,” Fiorina said in an interview with the conservative Iowa blog Caffeinated Thoughts. “And I very much hope that we will come to a place now in this nation where we can support their decision and at the same time support peoples’ right to hold religious views and protect their right to exercise those views.”
Fiorina’s comments come a few weeks after the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, a case which, depending on the high court’s ruling, could result in same-sex marriage bans across the country being wiped out.
In contrast to Fiorina, fellow GOP presidential contender Ben Carson argued that if the high court were to remove those bans, the president of the United States still wouldn’t have to follow that ruling.
“First of all, we have to understand how the Constitution works. The president is required to carry out the laws of the land, the laws of the land come from the legislative branch,” Carson said.
Watch the video of Fiorina below: