(West Des Moines, IA) Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who declared her candidacy for president this week, discussed the upcoming Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage after her appearance at a Dallas County Republicans event. She said she would not support any amendment to reverse their decision, but she believes religious liberty must be protected in the United States.
“I think the Supreme Court ruling will become the law of the land, and however much I may agree or disagree with it, I wouldn’t support an amendment to reserve it. I very much hope that we would come to a place now in this nation where we can support their decision and at the same time support people to have, to hold religious views and to protect their right to exercise those views,” Fiorina told Caffeinated Thoughts.
“I think this is a nation that should be able to accept that government shouldn’t discriminate on how it provides benefits and that people have a right to their religious views and those views need to be protected. We need to protect religious liberty in this country,” Fioriana added.
Correction: I said in the original article that I contacted the campaign with follow-up questions. Apparently I contacted someone who worked for their SuperPAC that is independent of the campaign. I apologize for my error.
“Her father was conservative jurist Joseph Sneed. She was deeply influenced by his example of judicial modesty and restraint throughout her life,” Sarah Isgur Flores, Fiorina’s campaign director wrote Caffeinated Thoughts in an email on 5/10/15.
Flores also said our readers can learn more from a speech she gave at the Federalist Society back in November at the National Lawyers Convention which can be viewed here.
Watch her remarks from Thursday here or below.