Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he is disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to make gay marriage legal in all 50 states, but acknowledged that the “ruling is now the law of the land.”
“While I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision, their ruling is now the law of the land,” he said.
Carson expressed concern about the religious liberty of Christians who believe in traditional marriage.
“I call on Congress to make sure deeply held religious views are respected and protected,” he said. “The government must never force Christians to violate their religious beliefs.”
The Republican also said he prefers civil unions, rather than marriage, for gay couples.
“I support same sex civil unions but to me, and millions like me, marriage is a religious service not a government form,” he said.