Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal vows to fight gay marriage

Republican presidential candidate, Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks to students and area business leaders at Saint Anselm College Thursdayin Manchester, N.H.

NEW ORLEANS — Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana’s Republican leader running for the White House as a conservative Christian, quickly blasted the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to uphold same-sex marriage across the nation.

Calling gay marriage a “states’ rights” issue, Jindal lambasted the Supreme Court for, in his words, “trampling” on a state’s right to determine who can enjoy marriage.

Jindal went one step further and said -- again in his words -- that “Marriage between a man and a woman was established by God, and no earthly court can alter that.”

He vowed he would “never stop fighting for religious liberty.”

Religious conservatives like Jindal say court-ordered equality for same-sex couples amounts to an attack on the religious beliefs of people opposed to gays and lesbians.