Kasich first launched into describing what religion means to him and that he believes “we’d all be better off in this country if we prayed more.” Then, without answering the man’s initial question, he turned to the issue of religious liberty laws, as he generally does when he’s asked about LGBT issues. “In terms of me, I don’t believe in discrimination, I think there is a balance, however, between discrimination and people’s religious liberties,” Kasich said.
“But I think we should just try to, like, take a chill pill, relax, and try to get along with one another a little bit better instead of trying to write some law to solve a problem that doesn’t frankly exist in big enough numbers to justify more lawmaking.”
“Republicans don’t believe in marriage equality, it’s your platform,” Bryan responded. “Well, is it?” Kasich asked. “Yes,” Brian answered. “I haven’t read that thing lately,” Kasich said, then Brian told him, “you really should know what you’re doing.”
“Well, no, they don’t tell me what to do by the platform,” Kasich rebuffed. “The Republican Party is my vehicle and not my master, okay? I have a right to define the Republican Party, too, okay?” He went on to mention that he believes in “traditional marriage” but also attended the gay wedding of a friend.