Rubio would oppose marriage amendment

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Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is opposed to a constitutional amendment allowing states to ban same-sex marriage despite the Supreme Court ruling making it legal nationwide.

Rubio spoke to reporters after a speech in Iowa’s Cedar Rapids Country Club.

“I don’t support a constitutional amendment. I don’t believe the federal government should be in the marriage regulation business,” Rubio said. “We can continue to disagree with it. Perhaps a future court will change that decision, in much the same way as it’s changed other decisions in the past. But my opinion is unchanged, that marriage should continue to be defined as one man and one woman. The decision is what it is, and that’s what we’ll live under.”

Some of the other presidential candidates, such as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, are in support of a constitutional amendment that would let states ban marriage equality.

Rubio did say he disagrees with the courts making the decision to legalize same-sex marriage “on constitutional grounds,” stating he thinks the decision should have been left to the state legislatures.

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