But “we shouldn’t discriminate based on sexual orientation,” he said.

He continued, “So what the State of Indiana is going to end up doing is probably get to that place.”

He stressed at the fund-raiser that he wasn’t criticizing Mr. Pence, but he said that the “better approach” would have been “consensus-oriented,” like the effort in red-state Utah, where gay rights advocates and the Mormon Church negotiated the particulars of an antidiscrimination bill.
“They figured it out and they passed a law,” Mr. Bush said. “And there wasn’t a bunch of, you know, yelling and screaming. That to me seems like a better approach to dealing with this.”

“But I do fear that certain freedoms,” he continued, that “have historically been part of our DNA as a country now are being challenged and I don’t think it’s appropriate.”