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Sen. Marco Rubio Headlines Fundraiser for Anti-LGBT Arizona Group Advocating for 'Ex-gay' Conversion Therapy

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At Arizona Christian University Wednesday night, presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio held a fundraiser for the Center for Arizona Policy, which is widely known for its support of conversion therapy and for backing much of Arizona's conservative legislation, reports BuzzFeed.

The event was closed off to media however, a congressional staffer of Rep. Trent Franks attended the fundraiser and posted highlights from it including quotes from Rubio himself regarding abortion, gay marriage and entering an "era of moral relativism," on Twitter:

Rubio's quotes fall in line with the center's views on homosexuality, although the senator stated last month that he believes sexual preferences are something that "people are born with." However, Rubio did not openly reference or discuss the center's support of conversion therapy at the fundraiser; a spokesmen for Rubio declined to comment when asked if the senator agrees with group's idea that "homosexuals can modify their behavior and becoming heterosexual through Christian ministries and counseling."

Rubio recently reiterated that he believes same-sex marriage is not a constitutional right, calling the belief "ridiculous and absurd."


Marco Rubio Tells Christian Broadcasting Network It's 'Absurd' to Think Gays Have Constitutional Right to Marry: VIDEO

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Pandering to the right-wing, religious zealot vote on the Christian Broadcasting Network this weekend, Florida senator and 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio dismissed claims that gay people have a constitutional right to marry as "ridiculous and absurd."

Said Rubio:

It doesn’t exist. There is no federal constitutional right to same sex-marriage. There isn’t such a right. You would have to really have a ridiculous and absurd reading of the U.S. constitution to reach the conclusion that people have a right to marry someone of the same sex. There is no such constitutional right.

Rubio went on to say that marriage equality supporters "ostracize anyone who disagrees with them as haters."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

[h/t Right Wing Watch]

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Jon Stewart Laughs at the 2016 GOP Candidates' Pathetic Attempts to Respond to Gay Wedding Invites: VIDEO

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Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Ted Cruz have all been cornered by reporters this week and asked whether they would attend a gay wedding, and the stumbling and fumbling has caused an opportunity for Jon Stewart to have them by their tails.

"If you can't handle these questions, how are you going to handle....Putin...asking you to go to a gay wedding? This election is going to boil down to who do you trust... to pick up the phone at 3 am and RSVP to a gay wedding."

Check out the hilarious segment, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Marco Rubio Thinks You Were Born Gay, He Just Doesn't Want You to Get Married: VIDEO

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In an interview with CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio stated that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he also doesn't believe sexual orientation is a "choice."

Said Rubio:

"I don't believe same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. I also don't believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for the vast enormous majority of people. The bottom line is I believe that sexual preference is something that people are born with."

Marco Rubio: the candidate who doesn't blame you for being gay and will even attend your wedding...he just doesn't think you should be able to have one in the first place. 

Watch Rubio's answer on this and a question on climate change, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rachel Maddow Attempts to Unscramble Marco Rubio and Rand Paul's Positions on Gay Rights: VIDEO

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With the 2016 presidential campaign underway, Rachel Maddow this week took a look at the media frenzy surrounding the declared candidates and the GOP's tightrope walk on issues like gay rights. 

Said Maddow:

"One happy byproduct of, one benefit of the frenzy is getting to see them invent new lines for themselves to tiptoe down as they try on the spot to invent reasonable sounding, anti-gay policy positions that accomplish this neat trick of not turning off the vast majority of the country by seeming too much like a homophobe but also seeming aggressively anti-gay enough to be electable inside the super anti-gay Republican base bubble."

Later, Maddow chatted with former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs about the culture war's role on the GOP side and the various campaign trail "trap door" questions that await candidates on both sides of the aisle. 

Dig in, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Marco Rubio Says He'd Attend a Gay Family Member's Wedding Despite Disagreeing With the 'Choice They've Made' - VIDEO

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Presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has said that although being gay is a choice, he would attend the same-sex marriage of a family member, reports Fusion.

In a wide-ranging interview which also took in immigration reform, climate change and Cuba, Rubio said that although he believes in “traditional” marriage, he would not refuse to attend a family member's same-sex wedding “because I disagree with a choice they’ve made or because I disagree with a decision they’ve made, or whatever it may be.”

Rubio added that although he is against marriage equality, he would encourage people  to petition their state on the issue:

“I would point out that we live in a free society. If people want to change the definition of marriage, they should petition their state legislature, and they can have that debate in the political arena. Who I don’t think should be redefining marriage is the court system.”

Watch the interview in full, AFTER THE JUMP...

Earlier this week, CNN's Jake Tapper called Rubio "the candidate of yesterday" because of his views on gay marriage.

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