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Rubio: Sexual preferences are not a choice

“I also don’t believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for the vast and enormous majority of people. In fact, the bottom line is I believe sexual preference is something that people are born with.”

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— Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, April 19. The senator feels that the definition of marriage is between a man and a woman and that same-sex marriage is not a constitutional right but should be a state-decided issue.

“It’s not that I’m against gay marriage,” he said to host Bob Schieffer. “I believe the definition of the institution of marriage should be between one man and one woman. States have always regulated marriage. And if a state wants to have a different definition, you should petition the state legislature and have a political debate. I don’t think courts should be making that decision.”

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