Rubio ADMITS He’d Appoint Unconstitutional Judges To Overturn Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

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There are still those in the United States who hate freedom for all Americans. Those people are called Republicans. Especially Republicans who want to outlaw marriage equality because it doesn’t fit into their myopic viewpoint of how marriage should be. Certain Republicans, like Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, can’t seem to understand the United States Constitution is for all Americans of every faith, religion, background, creed, and yes, sexual orientation, and sometimes that takes admitting everyone deserves freedom. Including, but not limited to, the freedom to marry who they love.

On Meet the Press on Sunday Morning, Chuck Todd brought up marriage equality and asked Rubio his thoughts on the subject. Rubio seems pretty set in his ways the 14th Amendment and the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution need to be ignored and bigoted states should have the right to discriminate against same-sex individuals. What he doesn’t seem to realize is “states’ rights” are for the laws not designated by the federal Constitution, and that the Equal Protection Clause in 14th Amendment applies to every single state in the union. Thus, if marriage is granted, with all the rights and privileges therein, to heterosexual couples, then, by law, they must be granted to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court reaffirmed that fact this past June when marriage equality became law of the land.

Not liking that SCOTUS ruled in favor of the Constitution, Rubio declared that if he were to become president he’d appoint Supreme Court Justices to overturn marriage equality, thus admitting he’d purposefully appoint Unconstitutional Judges to the Supreme Court.

Here’s part of Rubio’s interaction with Chuck Todd regarding the topic:

CHUCK TODD: Are you going to work to overturn the same-sex marriage?

MARCO RUBIO: I disagree with it on constitutional grounds. As I have said–

CHUCK TODD: But are you going to work to overturn this?

MARCO RUBIO: 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 because I don’t believe…

CHUCK TODD: But it’s done now. Are you going to work to overturn it?

MARCO RUBIO: You can’t work to overturn it. What you…

CHUCK TODD: Sure. You can do a constitutional amendment.

MARCO RUBIO: As I’ve said, that would be conceding that the current Constitution is somehow wrong and needs to be fixed. I don’t think the current Constitution gives the federal government the power to regulate marriage. That belongs at the state and local level. And that’s why if you want to change the definition of marriage, which is what this argument is about.

It’s not about discrimination. It is about the definition of a very specific, traditional, and age-old institution. If you want to change it, you have a right to petition your state legislature and your elected representatives to do it. 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% passed a constitutional amendment that defined marriage in the state constitution as the union of one man and one woman.

CHUCK TODD: So are you accepting the idea of same-sex marriage in perpetuity?

MARCO RUBIO: It is the current law. I don’t believe any case law is settled law. Any future Supreme Court can change it. And ultimately, I will appoint Supreme Court justices that will interpret the Constitution as originally constructed.

It’s EXACTLY like discrimination, Rubio.

Rubio clearly doesn’t want to live by the laws put forth by our founders that granted freedom and equal protection under the law to all citizens living within the United States. He wants to live in a nation that picks and chooses who it protects based on his religion and what he deems suitable. Marriage was never defined in the Constitution, thus the “definition of marriage” has never been changed. Something can’t be changed if it was never there in the first place. That’s why folks like Sen. Ted Cruz want to write a marriage amendment changing the Constitution altogether to suit their bigoted desires.

At the end of the day, the Constitution is the law of the land, and freedom shall reign supreme. Rubio needs to check his own privilege and realize freedom belongs to all, not just those he deems worthy.

 

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