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David Letterman: Jeb Bush Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Is Like Opposing Women Voting - VIDEO

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Late night comedian David Letterman quipped on his show last night that Jeb Bush opposing same-sex marriage is about as antiquated an opinion as being against women having the right to vote. Said Letterman:

"Well, like it or not, the presidential campaign has already begun. Jeb Bush. Jeb Bush came out against same-sex marriage. Jeb Bush. Brother of the former president, son of the former, former president came out against same sex marriage. Also came out in favor of the Iraq War. He certainly is a different kind of Republican, isn't he? Jeb says, Jeb says that if you let gay people get married – this is Jeb Bush now talking – he says if you let gay people get married, next thing you know, women are going to want to vote."

Letterman's final show is being taped today at The Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan. Stephen Colbert will take over the late show on September 8. 

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Jeb Bush Says It's 'Hard to Imagine' How America Will 'Succeed' If Gay Marriage Is Legalized: VIDEO

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Hoping to convince right-wing Christians he's sufficiently bigoted enough to earn their votes this election, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush doubled down on his opposition to LGBT rights in an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody on Sunday.

"To imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, committed child-centered family system is hard to imagine," said Bush. "“So, irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling because they are going to decide whatever they decide, I don’t know what they are going to do, we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage.”

He continued:

“It has to be — if we want to create a right to rise society, where people, particularly children born in poverty — if we want to have them to have a chance, it should be a core American value. We have to restore committed, loving family life with a mom and dad loving their children with their heart and soul.”

Bush also reiterated his support for Christian businesses owners' right to refuse service to gay couples:

“A big country, a tolerant country ought to be able to figure out the difference between discriminating someone because of their sexual orientation and not forcing someone to participate in a wedding that they find goes against their moral beliefs. We should be able to figure this out. This should not be that complicated gosh it is right now."

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Jeb Bush Again Blows Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Dog Whistle in Liberty University Commencement Speech: VIDEO

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During his commencement address at Jerry Fallwell’s Liberty University in Virginia on Saturday, Jeb Bush accused the Obama administration of using “coercive federal power” to prevent Christians from pursuing their right to discriminate, reports TPM.

The former Florida governor did not specifically mention same-sex marriage but said that “easy calls...in favor of religious freedom have instead become an aggressive stance against it."

Although alluding to “the dignity of every person”, Bush warned about the consequences when Christians "don’t genuflect to the latest political dogmas.”

"Somebody here is being small-minded and intolerant, and it sure isn’t the nuns, ministers, and laymen and women who ask only to live and practice their faith. Federal authorities are demanding obedience, in complete disregard of religious conscience — and in a free society, the answer is no.

"The stories vary, year after year, but the storyline is getting familiar: The progressive political agenda is ready for its next great leap forward, and religious people or churches are getting in the way. Our friends on the left like to view themselves as the agents of change and reform, and you and I are supposed to just get with the program.”

Bush also went after "secular dogmas," saying:

“Those dogmas can be hard to keep up with. So we find officials in a major city demanding that pastors turn over copies of their sermons. Or federal judges mistaking themselves for elected legislators, and imposing restrictions and rights that do not exist in the Constitution. Or an agency dictating to a Catholic charity, the Little Sisters of the Poor, what has to go in their health plan – and never mind objections of conscience.”

Watch the speech in full, AFTER THE JUMP...

In March, Bush spoke out in favor of religious right to discriminate laws. 

Announcing his 2016 White House bid while at Liberty University back in March, Sen. Ted Cruz asked America to imagine a world where gays stay second class citizens

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Jeb Bush Stokes Right-wing Fears That Religious Leaders Will Soon Be Forced to Perform Gay Weddings: VIDEO

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Jeb Bush wants your vote, especially if you're a Christian who is deeply concerned same-sex marriage may soon completely erode the First Amendment's freedom of religion.

Pointing to Tuesday's Supreme Court oral arguments while at a forum hosted by the National Review yesterday, likely GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush echoed Justice Antonin Scalia's fears that clergy may soon be forced to perform same-sex weddings if the Supreme Court rules for marriage equality (a claim that Matt Baume has already thoroughly debunked)

Added Bush:

"We need to get to a place where government is not going to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation and at the same time make sure that there is ample space for people not just to have a religious view or just to be religious but to actually act on their religious view. Conscious is what we need to protect and I fear we're not finding that balance right now..."

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2016 GOP Hopefuls Line Up to Defend Indiana's Discriminatory 'Religious Freedom' Law

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The leading GOP contenders for the 2016 White House race have spoken out about Indiana's new "religious freedom" law and the #BoycottIndiana backlash - with all candidates supporting the law to varying degrees.

Find out exactly what each right-winger said to get a glimpse into how the debate over these "license to discriminate" proposals will likely play out over the coming election, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jeb Bush Defends Indiana's Anti-Gay 'Religious Liberty' Law: 'Pence Has Done the Right Thing' - AUDIO

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Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush defended Indiana's anti-gay "religious liberty" law when asked about it by conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt on Monday

"I think if they actually got briefed on the law, they wouldn’t be blasting this law. I think Governor Pence has done the right thing. Florida has a law like this. Bill Clinton signed a law like this at the federal level. This is simply allowing people of faith space to be able to express their beliefs. To be able to be people of conscience. I think once the facts are established, people aren’t going to see this as discriminatory at all.

He added:

"There are many cases where people acting on their conscience have been castigated by the government. And this law simply says the government has to have a level of burden to be able to establish that there’s been some kind of discrimination. We’re going to need this. This is really an important value for our country to — in a diverse country, where you can respect and be tolerant of people’s lifestyles but allow for people of faith to be able to exercise theirs."

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