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 in order not to hurt them
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.