Jindal Supports Ginsburg, Kagan Recusal From Gay Marriage Decision

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) expressed support on Wednesday for a measure passed in the Louisiana state House calling on Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the decision on state bans on same-sex marriage.

The state House on Monday passed a resolution claiming that Ginsburg and Kagan “have each engaged in public conduct suggestive of bias” regarding gay marriage and have “thus demonstrate(d) an inability to be objective.”

Jindal said on Wednesday that it a “fair question” to ask if the two justices should recuse themselves from the Supreme Court case.

“It’s a fair question in that they have officiated same-sex weddings, which is the subject of the decision,” Jindal Spokeswoman Shannon Bates told Buzzfeed News. “If he had his way, they would both recuse themselves from every case because they are liberal activists who see the bench as a means of enacting their agenda.”

Both Ginsburg and Kagan have officiated weddings for gay couples.

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