Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Saturday that he wouldn’t have voted for the anti-LGBT bill that was passed in North Carolina at the end of March.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill that prevented local governments from passing anti-discrimination measures protecting transgender and gay individuals.
Kasich said that issues become more “polarized” when they become into law during an interview for CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“We are not having this issue in our state about this whole religious liberty,” Kasich said. “I believe that religious institutions ought to be protected and be able to be in a position of where they can, you know, live out their deeply-held religious purposes. But when you get beyond that, it begins to be a tricky issue. Tricky’s not the right word. But it can become a contentious issue.”
The full CBS interview with air on Sunday.