Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is in the crosshairs of SFGN’s White House Watch this week. Jindal purportedly holds U.S. Presidential aspirations. His candidacy would be hard for the LGBT community and its allies to stomach.
Jindal recently stated Louisiana would continue to reject same-sex marriage. He has publicly stated his opposition and preference to have the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of state affairs.
“My faith teaches me that marriage is between a man and woman,” Jindal told CNN. “I don’t believe in discrimination against anybody. I’m not for changing the definition of marriage and that’s why I hope the Supreme Court decides not to overturn what the states have decided. In Louisiana it’s our state constitution. My hope is that the Supreme Court will respect what state legislators and states have already decided.”
Louisiana joins Mississippi and Texas in the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Piyush “Bobby” Jindal, 43, has governed the small Southern state since 2008. He was born in the capital city of Baton Rouge to Indian immigrants and served in the U.S. House of Representatives for four years – during a time when New Orleans, one of America’s great cities, was ravaged by the effects of Hurricane Katrina.
As a 2016 hopeful, Jindal has created America Next, a conservative policy group. According to its website mission statement, America Next claims that “conservatives have failed to articulate and sell a national policy agenda to the country.”
On his Twitter account, Jindal is shown posing with members of the cast from the television show “Duck Dynasty.”