Jeb Bush: I hope the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage

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Jeb Bush has said he hopes the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage.

The Republican Presidential hopeful, who this week officially launched his bid for the White House, made his comments ahead of an anticipated Supreme Court verdict in Obergefell v Hodges – which could bring equality to all 50 states.

Speaking to Fox News, Mr Bush said: “I believe in traditional marriage. I hope the Supreme Court rules that way.”

The interview will not be broadcast until this evening – but the New York Times reported segments in advance.

Jeb Bush, the son of former US President George Bush and brother of former US President George W Bush, launched his own Presidential bid in a speech at Florida’s Miami Dade University this week.

Despite once being seen as a more moderate Republican candidate, Bush hired an anti-gay activist to his Political Action Committee earlier this year, and has shifted to a more conservative stance on LGBT rights.

He has since come out strongly against same-sex marriage, and claimed that Christian business should be allowed to refuse to serve same-sex weddings.

Mr Bush might be launching his campaign, but his web domain might be lacking – as a gay couple bought up in protest at his policies.

The domain is owned by CJ Phillips and Charlie Rainwater, who bought it in 2008.

The site reads: “Hi there, and welcome to the page. CJ and Charlie are two guys in a great relationship who are looking to inform our friends and family about some of the challenges we face being part of the LGBT community.

“This page is intended to prompt understanding, insight, and healthy dialogue in the ever changing landscape of civil rights and social justice. Now we just need to find some time!”

They have had offers for the site, but have so far turned them down.