Marco Rubio Vows To Destroy Same-Sex Marriage (VIDEO)

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Same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and while that is unlikely to change, Senator Marco Rubio has promised to try if he is elected president.

In an interview with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press, Rubio explained that he opposes the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage:

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.

What Rubio is advocating actually goes against the grain of previous conservative arguments on the law and the Supreme Court. Conservatives have often argued that for all intents and purposes, the Constitution is set in stone, and have attacked liberal interpretations of the Constitution as a “living document.”

All that has now been thrown out with Rubio’s argument. Simply because many Republican primary voters oppose same-sex marriage, Rubio is giving them red meat with a promise to appoint Supreme Court justices who would – in theory – overturn the law.

His position underscores how important the Supreme Court is to the coming election. Several Justices, including liberal stalwart Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will be likely to leave the court over the next eight years. Their replacements could keep the court at its current 5-4 conservative advantage, or even tip the court in favor of the left or further to the right.

In 2000, a faction of liberals backing Ralph Nader argued that the two political parties were so alike that Supreme Court nominations weren’t that important. As a result, President George W. Bush was able to appoint two extremely conservative justices, Samuel Alito and John Roberts, whose decisions on pivotal cases like voting rights and campaign finance have been devastating to the left.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info