President Marco Rubio Will Stop The Gays From Getting Married

In case the fact that the base of the Republican Party doesn’t like Marco Rubio and thinks he’s a “RINO” made you question for a moment whether he was really as terrible as Trump or Cruz — question no more!

This Sunday on “Meet The Press,” Rubio promised that if he is president, he put a nominee on the Supreme Court that will overturn Obergefell and allow states to again make gay marriage illegal.

Rubio explained, that because Nevada can decide to let people get married by an Elvis impersonator, that states should be allowed to make up all the rules regarding marriage, and not the Supreme Court. Logic!

“I disagree with it on constitutional grounds. As I have said–I think it’s bad law. And for the following reason. If you want to change the definition of marriage, then you need to go to state legislatures and get them to change it. Because states have always defined marriage. And that’s why some people get married in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator. And in Florida, you have to wait a couple days when you get your permit. Every state has different marriage laws. But I do not believe that the court system was the right way to do it.”

I would like to know, of course, if he thinks the court had a right to rule on Loving v. Virginia, if if so, why on earth that is different? Does Marco Rubio think we should let states decide if a black person can marry a white person?

I wonder! Because it seems as though Rubio doesn’t believe that the Supreme Court should change things that have been one way for years and years.

What is wrong is that the Supreme Court has found this hidden constitutional right that 200 years of jurisprudence had not discovered and basically overturn the will of voters in Florida where over 60 percent passed a constitutional amendment that defined marriage in the state constitution as the union of one man and one woman.”

Uh, yeah, they did the same thing in Loving, and the same thing in Brown vs. The Board of Education. Somehow, the Supreme Court just keeps finding that it’s not a state’s “right” to discriminate against people. If we let people vote on keeping Jim Crow, vote on keeping their schools segregated, then there would probably still be places that kept those gross laws in place. In the case of Florida, that is a bunch of wolves and a chicken voting on what to have for dinner–preventing this is our primary reason for not having a pure democracy.

So yeah! There is no such thing as a “not terrible” Republican candidate, and if any one of them is elected, it is likely that gay people will lose their right to be married in certain states, and that women will lose the right to choose. We cannot let them decide the next Supreme Court nominee.

[Towleroad]