"I also don't believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for the vast and enormous majority of people. In fact...I believe that sexual preference is something that people are born with."
"It's not that I'm against gay marriage. I believe the definition of the institution of marriage should be between one man and one woman. States have always regulated marriage. And if a state wants to have a different definition, you should petition the state legislature and have a political debate. I don't think courts should be making that decision."
He managed to alienate just about every one with that one. People are born gay but can still be denied rights?
Free Republic is always fast with response from the RWNJ and it does not look pretty.
Here are some comments
"He won’t get my vote."
"Show me the scientific evidence, pretty boy."
"Dear Mario Rubio,
Try as you like, Jeb Bush will always out-liberal you.
But thanks for trying.
Hugs and kisses,
Not to mention Real Clear politics which has the same disgusting anti gay comments but also the felling that he wants to be all things toall people. Comments that he is straddling the fences are pouring out, as in this cooment.
"And just like that.. Marco tries to finesse an issue that will just keep coming back to bite him. Was Jerry Sandusky "born that way?"
In the Washington Post...
"Don't believe anything this guy says. He will say or do anything to get elected. He backed away from his own immigration plan under pressure from the tea party terrorists. Imagine what he would do up again if he was up against world leader. Don't even conider givng him that chance."
From CBS comments...
"Politicians will say anything to get elected and pander to just about anyone even if they don't believe in such an absurd lie. The guy has no backbone to give in to a non-important issue most Americans could care less about when choosing a president ."
And of course the progress crowd isn't understanding it either
"So lets get this straight...
According to the conservative ideologues like Rubio Gays may not after all have had a choice in being gay but the State can tell them who they can marry.
" Right Wing Social Engineering " at its best.....
look out females they are gunning for you next.
"Rubio is absolutely correct - same sex marriage is not a Constitutional right. Neither is heterosexual marriage, for that matter. But, what is a Constitutional right is equal protection under the law. So, if same sex couples are not allowed to marry, that's fine, as long is no one is allowed to marry. And, the states cannot write laws that violate the US Constitution. When they do, it is the job of the courts to weigh in and slap them down, as they rightfully have been doing.
The same lame religious arguments currently being used by the right wing nutcases against same sex marriage were used, successfully for quite some time in the first half of the 20th Century, to oppose interracial marriage. They were stupid and invalid then, and they stupid and invalid now."
Stick a fork in him he's done.