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|In a week of painstakingly drafted Supreme Court decisions, no literary effort was crafted more gingerly than Jeb Bush's statement following the high court's 5-to-4 endorsement of same-sex marriage rights on Friday.
First, the former Florida governor paid homage to his beliefs and to evangelical political orthodoxy. 'Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage,' he wrote.
Then, he quickly pivoted to the more popular political center: 'I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, including those making lifetime commitments. In a country as diverse as ours, good people who have opposing views should be able to live side by side.'