Florida Senator and presidential
candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday compared the decision of a gay
couple to marry to a divorce.
The Republican presidential candidate
made his remarks in an interview with Jorge Ramos, host of Fusion's
with Jorge Ramos.
“If someone in your family or your
office that happens to be gay and they invite you to their wedding,
would you go?” Ramos asked.
Rubio answered that he would attend,
but also compared the union to a second marriage and a divorce.
“If there's somebody that I love
that's in my life, I don't necessarily have to agree with their
decisions or the decisions they've made to continue to love them and
participate in important events,” he answered.
“I'm a member of the Catholic faith,
it teaches that after you get married the first time, if you've been
divorced, you can't be remarried. And yet people attend second
marriages all the time.”
“How you treat a person that you care
for and love is different from what your opinion is or what your
faith teaches marriage should be.”
“But again, as I said, I'm a member
of the Catholic faith that teaches, for example, that divorce is
wrong. But if someone gets divorced, I'm not going to stop loving
them or having them as part of our lives,” he added.