Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has met with members of the Log Cabin Republicans, which represents gay conservatives.

According to Reuters, the meetings, attended my members of Rubio's staff, are being held quarterly.

The meetings “go back some time,” Log Cabin Executive Director Gregory Angelo said.

Angelo said discussions include legislation, issues and opportunities to “partner on.”

Rubio, who's opposed to marriage equality, recently said that he would attend the same-sex wedding of a loved one. On Sunday's talk show circuit, Rubio said that he did not believe being gay is a choice.

Some interpreted Rubio's remarks as a softening in his views and social conservatives criticized him.

“By believing gays [are] born that way, Rubio grants anti-genetics credibility to gayness as the equivalent of race,” AFA's Bryan Fischer tweeted. “Not the guy.”