Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) said on Sunday that he is not changing his mind on the definition of marriage.
“I think marriage is between a man and a woman,” Jindal told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
“My position is not going to evolve,” he said.
“Establishment conservatives do not want us to do that.”
Jindal’s remarks follow Friday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide.
He said on Sunday that Louisiana would not start recognizing the practice until the legal process was fully concluded.
“Our agencies will comply with the court’s order,” Jindal said. “We do not have a choice.”
“I think this decision was the wrong one,” he added. “I strongly disagree with the court’s decision.”
Jindal predicted on Sunday that the outcome of Obergefell v. Hodges could harm religious liberty nationwide. He also urged Americans to protect their right to protest same-sex marriages on faith-based grounds.
“We have to fight for religious liberty,” Jindal said. “The left wants to silence us. We are not going to go away.”
He also called on Christians not to judge same-sex supporters or discriminate against them. “We are all equal in God’s eyes,” Jindal said. “We love our fellow man.”
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on Friday ensures that states cannot prohibit same-sex marriages nationwide. It safeguards the practice under the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protections clause.
Jindal formally launched his presidential campaign on Wednesday in a video with his family and has made religious liberty a central part of his platform.