Report: Jolly states support for gay marriage

Rep. David Jolly announced his support for gay marriage Monday during an interview with The Washington Post, saying that he believes it is "fully appropriate" for a state to recognize both same-sex marriages and "traditional" ones.

Jolly, when asked by the Post if he supports gay marriage after a Florida judge overturned the state's ban, said that his personal views on marriage are that it should be limited to one man and one woman. But, he added, states should not be defining the "sanctity" of marriage.

"As a matter of my Christian faith, I believe in traditional marriage," said Jolly in a statement to The Post. "But as a matter of Constitutional principle I believe in a form of limited government that protects personal liberty. To me, that means that the sanctity of one's marriage should be defined by their faith and by their church, not by their state. Accordingly, I believe it is fully appropriate for a state to recognize both traditional marriage as well as same-sex marriage, and therefore I support the recent decision by a Monroe County Circuit Judge."

More on same-sex marriages in the news:

Where gay marriage stands

Judge allows marriages in Keys

Advocates hail Florida ruling

Oklahoma ban loses court test

Same-sex couples hope for end to ban


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