Is Marco Rubio Anti-Gay?

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Yesterday Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced his intention to nix the nomination of openly gay judge William Thomas to the federal judiciary, citing questions about the judges"judicial temperament."

Rubio's flack, Brooke Sammon, told the Daily Business Review Thursday Rubio has "questions about his judicial temperament and his willingness to impose appropriate criminal sentences." Rubio cited a specific instance that "raised serious concerns about his fitness for a lifetime federal appointment."

In January, Judge Thomas openly wept as he sentenced convicted murderer Joel Lebron to death, detailing the horrific kidnapping, gang rape and murder of 18-year-old Ana Maria Angel in 2002. Thomas described how Lebron held a pistol to her head and pulled the trigger three times before the gun fired. "With each pull of the trigger, Ana Maria must have labored under the constant fear that her death was imminent," Judge Thomas said. Miami Herald courts reporter David Ovalle was present during the sentencing, and reported emotions filled the court room, not just the judge, and his actions did not seem inappropriate at all.

In addition to the Lebron case, Rubio's office raised questions about the handling of the
Michele Traverso sentencing, whom killed a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident on the Rickenbacker Causeway that provoked considerable outrage among the cycling community.

Miami-Dade and Broward Police Benevolent Associations are among the many organizations to have sent letters to the Rubio office praising Judge Thomas, painting the picture of a caring man who is one of the hardest-working, most competent judges in the Miami-Dade criminal court division. It seems however, that there may be more to this, judging by Rubio's past.

In late 2012 when asked if he considered homosexuality a sin, Rubio responded "I can tell you what faith teaches, and faith teaches that it is. And that's what the Bible teaches ... but it also teaches that there are a bunch of other sins that are no less. It teaches that lying is a sin, it teaches that disrespecting your parents is a sin, it teaches that stealing is a sin, it teaches that coveting your neighbor and what your neighbor has is a sin," Rubio said. "So, there isn't a person in this room that isn't guilty of sin. I don't go around pointing fingers in that regard."

Back in March Rubio, speaking at the CPAC, said "I respect people who disagree with me on certain things, but that means they have to respect me too. Just because I believe states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot." When in actuality the precise definition of a bigot is "a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance".

So yeah, Marco, believing it is a sin for homosexuals to get married, by definition, kinda is bigotry.

So the question must be asked, is it a coincidence Marco Rubio has nixed the nomination of judge William Thomas, whom is openly gay, or does this have more to do with Rubio's personal beliefs as to how one should live their life?

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abracadabra615
abracadabra615

WE DESERVE TO HAVE THE SAME RITGHS  AS EVERYBODY ELSE.WE PAY TAXES,AND MUST OF US ARE VERY RESPECTFUL AN,PEACEFUL AND HARD WORKING HUMANS BEINGS.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Marco Rubio's record raised serious concerns about his fitness for a Senator or future jail cell.” 

 A Cuban on the ballot means nothing to the general population of the Hispanic community

The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver?

as House speaker when he spent nearly $400,000 on office renovations.

Rubio's 2010 senate campaign was fined $8,000 by the Federal Elections Committee for receiving "prohibited, excessive and other impermissible contributions totaling $210,173.09."

Records show Rubio sent payments to American Express totaling $13,900 for his personal expenses during his tenure as House speaker. But those payments were not made monthly. He made no contributions to the bill during a six-month stretch in 2007, records show

One committee paid relatives nearly $14,000 for what was incorrectly described to the IRS as "courier fees" and listed a nonexistent address for one of them. Another committee paid $5,700 to his wife, who was listed as the treasurer, much of it for "gas and meals."

Rubio's spending continued in 2005 when the Republican Party of Florida handed him a credit card to use at his own discretion. While serving as House speaker in 2007 and 2008, he charged thousands of dollars in restaurant tabs to the state party at the same time taxpayers were subsidizing his meals in Tallahassee.””

Marco Rubio, was paying thousands to Bovo's firm absentee voting 78,223 absentee votes, compared to 26,533 for Meek and 25,478 for Crist.

This is a real problem here and the disparity in registrations for democrats v. Repbus voters this year is astounding. Add the fraud you brought up in your post we should have FBI, DOJ investigating the results of  Rick Scott and  marco rubio”

Scott is not the only prominent GOP member in Florida with close ties to the absentee-ballot fraud machine. Consider Marco Rubio's famous U.S. Senate victory.

Helping Rubio cruise to a surprise win was a political consulting firm owned by Viviana Bovo, the wife of county Commissioner Esteban Bovo. She was paid $19,637 for "political strategy" and "consulting" by Rubio's campaign.

dwatson5
dwatson5

The handsome Senator Rubio's position is probably due to being "hit" upon so often by gay guys during this life!  Take it as a compliment Senator!

FormerRubioFan
FormerRubioFan

If that's what gets him re-elected and the support of his GOP peers... then yes, he is anti gay. He's also silent on immigration reform that he once supported because of a party backlash. Basically he's a senator for hire and is willing to do whatever it takes to hold onto his power and make more money.  

brian.vc
brian.vc

As a member of the LGBT community, I am actually not offended by this action by Rubio. Don't get me wrong, he still goes against pretty much everything I believe, but this judge really is no good. The Traverso case was enough for me to forever detest this guy. This just unfortunately backfired on Rubio, who is not exactly known for < takes a sip of Poland Spring > subtle eloquence. 

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

People are fucking nuts. This country is full of nitwits and assholes. You ever notice that? Nitwits, assholes, fuckups, scumbags, jerkoffs, and dipshits. And they all vote. In fact, sometimes you get the impression that they're the only ones who vote.
 

It's time to recall Marco Rubio / vote him out of office or send him to cuba


“the republican party is not party it's a mental condition”

People who accuse or hate others of being gay are often covering up their own latent homosexuality Do you have something to hide rubio?




The whole line that marriage existed before governments is utter bullshitt. You know what marriage was then, it was a contract between a man and the woman's father.It used to be about owning a woman and joining families together for power and property.Why do you care if somebody wants to marry who they love?" Same sex marriage should be legal. The fact that it's illegal is embarrassing.

divinehurricane
divinehurricane

I am for gay marriage.  I am not gay but I believe it should be a right.  Politicians are forcing bible preaching on Americans.  It is wrong and the violation of Amendment 1.  

NorthoftheBorder Gold
NorthoftheBorder Gold

maybe the judge is a putze. Just because he is "gay" does not automatically make him a great judge.

Chard Beauregarde
Chard Beauregarde

Definitely a political puppet. Someone has his hand up his ass while pulling his strings.

Oleg Lektchinov
Oleg Lektchinov

Indeed.. with his potential consideration for POTUS in the next election does he really have a choice to be any other? before long, he and Ted Cruz will be competing each other for anti-immigration stances to get attention.. duchey'c'Mduche as usual for this sorry ass of soon to be forgotten political assclowns

Kenia West
Kenia West

prolly gay like charlie crist :')

Kenn Gambe
Kenn Gambe

i think he should come out the closet lol

Tanya C Davis
Tanya C Davis

is that a seriously question? better yet? does it really require an answer?

rabbipedro
rabbipedro

Replace "faith" with "Superstition" and you have the real Marco Rubio

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

“Seriously , I have no idea who thought it was a good thing that Congress is able to vote for their own benefits and raises. and we are left with the bill” ”

It is time to change the stakes that these republicans are willing to destroy our economy to save. Time for them to live like the rest of us. And worry about their futures like the rest of us. Then you would see a whole new attitude in Congress. Why Not Have congress/senate Paid By Minimum-Wage? Ban ALL forms of fundraising/lobbyist for any purpose. that is what has destroyed our government. Politicians have no idea what it means to live like the majority of americans, or the people they represent. maybe changing how they live might change their priorities””

marc.medios
marc.medios

Marco Rubio is an example of the shallowness that we are afflicted with today:

1. He is handsome... so he can't be bad

2. He is Cuban... so the Cubans love him

3. He is Latino... so the Republicans needed a token

4. He lies through his teeth... so he fits right in

5. He has no soul, heart or scruples... so he can be sold, leased or loaned to the group with the highest probabllity of getting him elected

cour71
cour71

Marco Rubio is an anti gay bigot who got where he's because he's young and Cuban but acts like the rest of the white GOP boys. He is the Latino version of Sarah Palin with more brain cells

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

@marc.medios 

 Marco Rubio born to Cuban exiles? Not true, after all."Marco Rubio Lied About His Cuban Exile Immigrant Background" His parents came to this country in 1956 looking for economic opportunity. They declared at that time they intended to stay permanently. The fact that Castro came to power in 1959 makes a nice excuse to claim his parents were exiles, but it's simply not true. They came here looking for opportunity and assumed they'd be able to return to Cuba for visits whenever they could. Castro complicated the latter, but didn't change the
former.”which makes Rubio a common anchor baby of a common economic migrant

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