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Presidential candidate John Kasich: Victims of homophobia should ‘just get over it’

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

“If you feel as though somebody’s doing something wrong against you… can you just get over it?”

“There is a legitimate concern for people being able to have their deeply-held religious beliefs.”

“There’s also people who we shouldn’t be discriminating against – we need to strike a balance. I just wish that everybody would take a breath and calm down, because trying to figure out how to legislate that balance is complicated, and if you keep doing do-overs because nobody gets it right.”

“If people would just calm down here, I think things would settle down.”

“What I like to say is just relax… if you don’t like what somebody’s doing, pray for them, and if you feel as though somebody’s doing something wrong against you… can you just get over it? You know?”

“This thing will just settle down, and this has become a wedge issue that can be exploited by people on both sides.”

Presidential hopeful John Kasich talking to CNN, and explaining his stance on the new anti-LGBTQ legislation in North Carolina

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