New Hampshire has been one awkward moment after the next for the Great White Hope of the 'Establishment' GOP, Senator Marco Rubio. As an avid proponent of favoring 'God's laws' over the laws decided by Constitutionally mandated process, Marco is going to have trouble reconciling his beliefs with the duties of the chief of the Executive Branch headed by the President of the United States.
Regarding the the Supreme Court decision on Marriage Equality,
Marco Rubio said that the Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage equality in the Obergefell decision, (is) “not settled law.”
The Republican presidential candidate said that states should “do everything possible within the constraints that its placed upon us” to curtail abortion rights, before insisting that government officials “ignore” Supreme Court rulings if they believe they conflict with “God’s rules.”
At a diner in Manchester, NH., Rubio was asked about his anti-gay marriage stance, from a man who has everything to lose. The awkwardness of the situation is enhanced by Rubio's nervous looking handlers fidgeting about throughout the scene.
The Washington Post describes the encounter with the gentleman in that diner.
Sen. Marco Rubio faced a tense moment during a campaign stop at a restaurant Monday afternoon when a gay man asked him, "Why do you want to put me back in the closet?”
“I don’t. You can live any way you want. I just believe marriage is between one man and one woman," the Republican presidential hopeful responded.
Kierstead said he has been married for a “long time,” and he added to Rubio: “You want to say we don’t matter.”
“No, I just believe marriage is between one man and one woman,” said Rubio (R-Fla.).
“But that’s your belief,” Kierstead shot back.
“I think that’s what the law should be. And if you disagree you should have the law changed by a legislature,” Rubio said. The man reminded Rubio that gay marriage is legal.
The encounter ended with Mr. Kierstead expressing his disgust at the typical politician-style answer.
Asked which candidate he supports for president, Kierstead said that it is “sure not going to be a Republican, because they want to put us back in the closet.”
His fates didn't improve, as his snarky attitude about homosexuality surfaced here:
A few minutes later, a 92-year-old woman named Marge Bienvenue talked to Rubio about Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), whose name she could not recall at first.
“He’s a bachelor right?” she asked.
“He is,” Rubio said. Then she asked him, “Is he gay?”
"No," he replied with a chuckle.
Sorry Marco, this isn't a joke. These are real people's lives, and these people vote. Marriage equality has already been legally decided, so your religious preferences should be kept out of settled law in this country that separates Church and State.