Marco Rubio Doesn't Mind If You Get Fired for Being Gay or If Your Gay Spouse Can't Get Citizenship

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Earlier today Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen posed for the NOH8 gay rights campaign. Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio, who as a young man got his political start as an intern in Ros-Lehtinen's congressional office, made two jaw-dropping statements in which he firmly opposed gay rights.

Rubio went on the Andrea Tantaros Show today and claimed he'd walk away from his own immigration bill if any amendments were made to it that would grant immigration rights to gay couples.

"If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done," Rubio said. "I'm off it, and I've said that repeatedly. I don't think that's going to happen and it shouldn't happen. This is already a difficult enough issue as it is."

Though many Democrats have already resigned themselves that any amendments geared towards protecting gay couples would likely fail.

However, Rubio wasn't done with the casual homophobia today.

Think Progress asked Rubio if he supports laws that would make it illegal to fire someone simply because they're gay. Rubio, unsurprisingly, said he does not.

Here's the video:

And the transcript:

KEYES: The Senate this summer is going to be taking up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act which makes it illegal to fire someone for being gay. Do you know if you'll be supporting that?

RUBIO: I haven't read the legislation. By and large I think all Americans should be protected but I'm not for any special protections based on orientation.

KEYES: What about on race or gender?

RUBIO: Well that's established law.

KEYES: But not for sexual orientation?

ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, is a simple piece of legislation gay rights advocates have been trying to pass unsuccessfully for years. The bill would prohibit companies for firing or not hiring someone simply because they're gay (or, in the case of the current version of the bill, transgendered).

Apparently, Rubio is not willing to prohibit that sort of thing.

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CharlesKimbote
CharlesKimbote

Counting the days until this empty suit is gone.

anon1
anon1

Marco Rubio's statements only serve to confirm that he's a self-hating POS.

anon1
anon1

Those statements only serve to confirm that Marco Rubio is a self-hating POS.

Johnny Morris
Johnny Morris

Hispanics know this guy.. Why would they vote for him?

Carl Snyder
Carl Snyder

hey, at least they dont have anchor babies....haha

Ana Ruiz
Ana Ruiz

I say he's all talk. Lets test him for it. Lets see if he walks away from that bill... he will fall through. So lets help him jump. lol

Felix Pike
Felix Pike

If this goose is the GOPs 'savior' they're in deeper sh-t than they think...but then again with the choice they have, he probably looks pretty good...

Jorge Delara
Jorge Delara

If that's true ...they are shit outta luck!!! lmao!!

Marc Mildor
Marc Mildor

Can't believe this 'person' is still in office.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Only in America can people this stupid be allowed to reach such positions

It's time to recall Marco Rubio or vote him out of office.

 

 
People who accuse or hate others of being gay are often covering up their own latent homosexuality


TO MARCO RUBIO Do you have something to hide?

Missy Ibarra
Missy Ibarra

This guy makes me so effing mad. He has all the makings of a Republican hero with credentials in immigration issues first hand and instead he's sold his ass to be the Republican's token hispanic Judas. Fuck him and his bullshit.

Walky Hernandez
Walky Hernandez

seriously you lost my vote! no matter what color, race, or sexual intuition

Cheeba Longoria
Cheeba Longoria

What, next thing you know he'll be against waking up in a new BUGATTI

Eugene Buck
Eugene Buck

and yes, its better to suck dick than to stand up for yourself, gotta love the liberal media

Roy Gonzalez
Roy Gonzalez

Classic self loather and closest homosexual. Can't be comfortable with his true "LOCA" self, so he bashes out at the gays.

Jaime Enrique Sibauste
Jaime Enrique Sibauste

He Is a moron with skeletons in his closet, brother in law is a drug dealer.....

Lulu Polsuza
Lulu Polsuza

maybe as a Christan you are to love thy neighbor - but as a conservative apparently you are to judge & legislate against EVERYone trying to form a family that doesn't met your righteous criteria.

Fred Gadson
Fred Gadson

He should be ashamed of himself. I thought as a conservative, you're supposed to "love thy neighbor" as you would yourself... If my memory serves well, that comes from Mark 12:31, right??? He is the epitome of a hypocrite.

Lulu Polsuza
Lulu Polsuza

what an asshat, seriously just when you think there might be a single virtually sane republican candidate left they go and say something like that.

Exiliado
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@Fred Gadson

Leviticus 18:22

You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

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