Marco Rubio Thinks It's OK to Discriminate Against Gays Sometimes

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Sen. Marco Rubio doesn't think discriminating against gay people is cool all the time. Just some of the time.

Commenting on Arizona's vetoed anti-gay, right-to-discriminate bill this weekend on Meet the Press, he claimed he didn't believe that, for example, gay people should be denied service at a restaurant. However, he doesn't want good Christian folks to have bake cakes for their weddings.


"The notion that someone, because they are gay, would be denied service at a restaurant is something that Americans don't support, conservatives don't support," Rubio said. "The other side of the equation is, imagine now if you're a Southern Baptist or a Catholic or evangelical photographer who does not believe, because of your faith, in gay marriage. And because of that, you don't want to provide photographic services to a gay marriage. Should you be sanctioned by the state for refusing to do so?"

He reiterated he doesn't think caterers, photographers, and such should be punished for refusing their services for gay weddings.

"We've got to figure out a way to protect that as well," he concluded.

Yes, we all remember that part in the Bible where God said, "Thou shalt not frost a cake for a homosexual, for it is an abomination unto me," right?

Of course, maybe we could point to that part in the Bible that says Christians shouldn't be too concerned with the sexual proclivities of people outside their church, because then, well, they'd pretty much have to retreat from society.

So maybe one might wonder if this really is against a Southern Baptist's religion? And if it is, maybe one might wonder why we're not protecting their right to also deny services to heterosexual brides and grooms who were previously divorced, since that's clearly forbidden?

But if we started picking and choosing which parts of the Bible should be reflected in law, where would that lead? Oh, right, it would lead to trying to find a way to protect people from baking cakes for gay weddings.


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ob1sfla
ob1sfla

how can an idiot rise to be in politics? you do an intern with the ex-batistas in Florida and go fetch, for them like poppy dog, whatever they tell him to do or say in public he does, if you ask me; many times, he moves and blink like a queer, he is so gay he scare of people knowing 

Betty Perez
Betty Perez

This is so stupid. If a caterer didn't want the job for whatever reason he shouldn't take the job - period. We do as a nation - have to protect that right. But what caterer in their right mind would say no? Putting that aside - that's very different than walking into an establishment and being told no service while others are still being served. Let's not forget that restaurants and bars already do that, especially in Miami and south beach. You don't look the right way, you're not coming in.

Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin

This man, like others, will be found on the very wrong and embarrassing side of history someday.

granville
granville

LOL pathetic! he is picking this side just to get conservative votes.  he wantss to be the REP nominated to run against clinton in 2016.  try, rubio.  just try to win.  you won't!

Shirley Marisabel Gallardo
Shirley Marisabel Gallardo

QUE VERGUENZA! ANIMAL, SI TU HIJO TE CONFIESA SU SEXUALIDAD...LE DEJARAS DE QUERER?..POR LO CONTRARIO LE TIENES QUE PROTEGER MAS YA QUE LA SOCIEDAD CON TIPOS ESTUPIDOS COMO TU LO DESCRIMINARAN. TEN CUIDADO MR :'TURBIO', EN TU PROPIA CASA TE PUEDE BRINCAR EL CONEJO.

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Oscar, while the restaurant MAY refuse service to an unruly patron, and may set 'standards and codes of attire" and may even restrict its service to persons over 18, it CANNOT refuse service on the basis of gender, race , ethnicity or religion.

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Alina, a business is not protected by 1st Amendment rights, but is subject to 14th Amendment Equal Protection rights and ' strict scrutiny" as the legal standard, with possible application of 5th Amendment " due process" requirements.

Exiliado
Exiliado

Businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone.

Punishing somebody for refusing service to gay people opens the door to frivolous lawsuits and/or unfair situations. 


For example, let's say there's this one gay person who happens to be at the same time a nasty jerk. He/she is refused service and asked to leave for being rude and disrespectful, but the nasty little biatch goes on to complain about being denied service because he/she is gay.


It have seen it happen.

Exiliado
Exiliado

That's NOT what he said.

I have seen the clip 5 times and I cannot find the part when he said that.


If you are going to quote, then quote.


This person writing for MNT is the worst, most absolutely unethical journo wannabe that I have ever seen.

Chris Anthony
Chris Anthony

Oscar it can state that, but it is still violating The Federal Civil Rights Act... to put it simply, you don't not have the right to ask, judge or presume sex, religion or any other issues that are privacies of the individual you are severing, just take the order, prepare, serve and transact the bill... Read the act!!!

Eugenio A. Alonso
Eugenio A. Alonso

However, a gay hair dresser discriminating against the governor of a state isn't discrimination or a human rights issue. How genuinely diverse of the left....sure.

Oscar Gonzalez
Oscar Gonzalez

Chris, if you walk into any restaurant it states that the restaurant may refuse service to anyone at anytime. They don't have to give you a reason. It's their property and business. If they don't want your money, go else where.

Louis Wing
Louis Wing

That's why people vote for him... Sometimes.

Jimbo99
Jimbo99

Boo hoo, as a hetero, I've been to places that I felt a bad vibe about the restaurant serving me. Not offended in the least, I'll find another place to eat, but for as long as it serves my purpose to even just eat there only once I can tolerate it that much ?

Oscar Gonzalez
Oscar Gonzalez

Read the article. Title is misleading and New Times should be ashamed and I'm about to consider not following them.

Oscar Gonzalez
Oscar Gonzalez

I hate how Miami New Time uses a very misleading title to confused the already ignorant people that don't actually read. All Rubio said he didn't want to force business owners to serve a gay person if they didn't want to. Every business can refuse service to anyone. You can't obligate someone to do so. Why would you want someone who doesn't feel comfortable serving you to serve you. Not everyone is the same and can comprehend and be ok with the situation. I am but no one should be forced. That's against their rights.

Lissette Martinez
Lissette Martinez

Well, if you are a Muslim or a Jew restaurant owner I would think you wouldn't have roast pig on your menu. Maybe if you have such strong beliefs you shouldn't be running for office for the PEOPLE not just one group or another group but for ALL groups.

Raymond Mathews
Raymond Mathews

Alina Morgan That's about as logical as going to Pizza Hut and ordering a Frappucino.

Alina Morgan
Alina Morgan

So all of you think is fair that a law should be imposed on you that mandates and obligates you to perform services even if it goes against your religious beliefs? Let me rephrase that from a different perspective. I want a Muslim or Jew restaurant owner to bake me a pig for my holiday. He can't refuse because the law states that he, besides what he believes, has to comply. If he doesn't I have the legal right to sue him. Would that make it ok? So, I have right to dictate my will but the shop owner doesn't have the right to state his?

treepwood728
treepwood728

As per photographers go, most of them belong to the very open minded artist types that accept everyone and unless you're an amazing photographer that has every day of the weekend booked then I doubt you would care where that next paycheck is coming from.

Ron E. Chits
Ron E. Chits

Not just for president.....from local commissioner to mayor to *gasp* county judges.....if you don't vote you have elected the winner

Ron E. Chits
Ron E. Chits

He is a respected upstanding senator who speaks up for his constituents. ...question is....does he speak for you? If not change it and preserve and exercise your vote

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter

the GOP is the anti-gay, anti-abortion  anti-womyn, anti-science ,anti-health care, anti disabilities rights. Who are running on these social issues. Never mind health reform or jobs. Or anything important or non-discriminatory, for that matter. they do not understand that there is a Separation of church and state.the federal endorsement of a deity or religion violates the united states constitution. Yes, go ahead, rather then focus your energy on fixing the economy and creating jobs, spend all your energy on pushing your religious views and political partisan propaganda. ahead and pander to the religious fanatics among your constituents.


Tanya C Davis
Tanya C Davis

I'm not the smartest woman, but I'm pretty sure that falls under some sort of human rights violation??? Something?

Tony Prieto
Tony Prieto

@Michael, he may be Cuban, but his parents came here before Castro. He's a liar.

Marcos15minutes
Marcos15minutes

So he gave a bullsh&t nonsensical, please-them-all but don't offend anyone answer?  That's our Marco

Lee Glick
Lee Glick

Generally, when hes not running for re-election.

DRAKEMALLARD.0
DRAKEMALLARD.0 topcommenter



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


Do you have something to hide? rubio

Michael Fiorellino
Michael Fiorellino

How about discriminating against people of Cuban descent? I bet he'd change his tune real quick.

Chris Turner
Chris Turner

What an asshole, hope we vote him out soon

Tatiana Amaro
Tatiana Amaro

He is such a douchbag! Can someone please give me 5 mins alone with buddy?!?

ob1sfla
ob1sfla

este pobre hombre, el adoctrinado de Ileana Ross, se esta destruyendo su futuro, por ser el titere de los ex esbirros de Batista en EU. la aplaudo por su opinion Sra 

christianwells888
christianwells888

 You can refuse service to people for VALID reasons (the person is disruptive or intoxicated, etc) 

Discriminating against a class of people is not a valid reason

Murica
Murica

A Muslim or Jewish restaurant owner probably wouldn't offer that as a selection.  We're not talking about Dennys here.  It would be like getting mad at McDonalds for not making you a pizza.

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