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Rubio and Bush Address the Same-Sex Marriage Debate


 bushThe hot news topic of the day is  Gay marriage. While the U.S. Supreme Court hears from both sides of the highly contentious issue of same-sex marriage, polls seem to indicate that Americans are in favor of marriage equality.

  Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told friends over at Newsmax TV that he, like many other Americans, would rather see the issue be decided at the state level.

“I would prefer it to be a state-by-state issue,” Bush tells Newsmax. “That’s how we have dealt with a lot of issues in the United States.-Jeb Bush, Newsmax

 Bush’s protege, Senator Marco Rubio agrees that it should be left to the states to decide same-sex marriage, but goes a bit further in outlining that states should have the “right to define marriage in a traditional way.”

 Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot.-Sen. Marco Rubio, 2013 CPAC Speech

 Many Americans, including myself,  believe that gay men and woman should be afforded the same opportunity of losing half of what they own in the event of a divorce, and that  this issue should be left to the individual states to decide.

 One issue involving same-sex marriage that must to be addressed is, the need to provide protective legal measures for religious institutions against being force to perform religious ceremonies that conflict with the respective religious institutions beliefs and teachings.

Share and “Like”  below if you agree with Senator Rubio on same-sex marriage.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • John G Henke

    I heard a woman who identified herself as a homosexual saying the only people who are in favor of “gay marriage” is a hand full of homosexual politicos and family law lawyers. And it is the lawyers working behind the scene pushing this agenda. The fact being that once a relationship is institutionalized in marriage, when it ends it has to be de-institutionalized in divorce. And all of the shysters are waiting for the Gay Divorce gravy train to start rolling. Since homosexual relationships are as wholly unsatisfying as they are perverted any “marriage” will not last long. It is not a matter of discrimination or anything like it. I’m not a homosexual and I also am not allowed to marry a man. All of this is a hoax and homosexuals are being played for the fools by a corrupt money driven system.
    There is no such thing as homosexual marriage. Never was, never will be. Any “government” that says there is will be an even bigger joke tomorrow than it is today.

  • jeff willis

    Definitely agree with Marco Rubio on this one!

    It seems to have become fashionable to make excuses for not supporting gay marrage. But traditional marriage is the cornerstone of our nation. I favor a constititutional amendment that would define marriage between a man and a woman.

    While some may deem it poltically incorrect to say such, same sex marriange is still perversion.

  • Lightweight

    “it should be left to the states to decide” This is what the republicans have said about every issue settled in the Supreme Court since the Great Depression.But the problem is, the GOP has never done 1 thing to challenge any issue back to the States.A Marriage Amendment, Gay Marriage,Universal Health-Care,Roe-v-Wade,Education,Terri Shavio’s right to Eat,all issues and nothing but “it should be left to the states to decide.” And the republicans wonders why they have to merge with the democrats ?They can never make the same unkept promises they have won for years,it is over the republican party is done.