In a Face the Nation sit-down interview with Bob Shieffer on Sunday, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, said that while he does not support same-sex marriage, he also does not believe being gay is a “choice.”
Shiefffer asked Rubio, “You have said you’re against gay marriage. Do you think that homosexuality is a choice?”
“It’s not that I’m against gay marriage,” Rubio answered, “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. And I don’t believe same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.”
“I also don’t believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for a vast and enormous majority of people. The bottom line is, I believe that sexual preference is something that people are born with.”
And in case you are wondering, last week, Rubio said that he would attend the same-sex wedding of a loved one, despite his opposition to marriage equality.