What John Kasich Would Tell His Daughters If They Came Out as Gay

The Ohio governor is opposed to gay marriage but attended one in 2015.

ByBEN GITTLESON
April 14, 2016, 3:45 PM

— -- Republican presidential contender John Kasich, who has received several questions this week about his positions on issues relevant to the LGBT community, was asked a personal question today on the matter -- what he would say if his daughters came out as gay.

“I would say, ‘I love you girls,’” Kasich, the governor of Ohio, said. “End of it.”

Kasich is opposed to gay marriage but attended one in 2015, a fact that he has sometimes mentioned during the election.

On Monday, he dodged a question at a town hall-style meeting in Troy, NY, about his position on "conversion therapy," but later that day was questioned about a law recently passed in Mississippi that allows businesses to deny service to people who are gay or transgender.

"What the hell are we doing in this country?" he said.

Kasich told CBS News this weekend that he would not have signed the so-called "bathroom law" in North Carolina, which directed public facilities to designate bathrooms based on "biological sex" and prohibited local municipalities from banning discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

After facing a fierce backlash, North Carolina's governor on Wednesday called on lawmakers to reverse part of the law.

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