Rubio: Obama A “Bigot” For Backing Traditional Marriage In 2012

“If pro-traditional marriage is bigotry, then Barack Obama was a bigot just before the 2012 election,” Rubio, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, said Wednesday.
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) Photo: Geoff Holtzman/TRNS

By Maria Santangelo

(TRNS) – Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) called President Barack Obama a “bigot” for defending traditional marriage before the 2012 presidential election, to highlight the supposed intolerance against Americans who defend such values.

“If pro-traditional marriage is bigotry, then Barack Obama was a bigot just before the 2012 election,” Rubio, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, said in a speech about conservative family values at Catholic University. “Our current President has chosen to divide our people for the purpose of political gain… He never passes up the opportunity to pit us against each other.”

Rubio said that those who support the traditional definition of marriage have been unjustly “discriminated” for their beliefs, and are framed as “haters,” “bigots” and “anti-gay”.

Although many Americans, including Rubio, believe in traditional marriage between a man and a woman, he did not condemn same-sex marriage.

“Those of us who support traditional marriage [must] respect those who support same-sex marriage,” Rubio said. “This intolerance in the name of tolerance is hypocrisy.”

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