In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The Brody File,” Republican Florida senator and 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio said that it was “ridiculous and absurd” to believe there was a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. (VIDEO: Rubio: Obama’s Policy ‘A History Of Miscalculation And Misjudgment’)
HOST DAVID BRODY: Marriage in the Supreme Court — a big case coming this week to be argued. Where are you on this whole idea of a constitutional right that many people think…”
RUBIO: It doesn’t exist.
BRODY: It doesn’t exist?
RUBIO: There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
BRODY: That’s what they’re going to argue.
RUBIO: And 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. Can a state decide to change their laws? Yes, but only through the political process, not through the court system.
And that’s what’s happening now. The advocates of same-sex marriage refuse to go through the legislatures, because they can’t win that debate. They don’t want a debate in society; they want courts to impose it on people. And they’re not even satisfied with that. They’ve now gone further; they want to stigmatize, they want to ostracize anyone who disagrees with them as haters. It’s very simple.
This is not a policy against anyone. This is what I believe — as do a significant percentage of Americans — that the institution of marriage, an institution that existed before government, that existed before laws, that that institution should remain in our laws recognized as the union of one man and one woman.
[h/t The Hill]