Marco Rubio: Being gay is not a choice

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Presidential candidate Marco Rubio has said he doesn’t believe being gay is a choice, but still doesn’t believe in same-sex marriage.

Currently the Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio has previously said that while he might disgaree with someone’s decision, it would not prevent him attention a loved one’s same-sex wedding.

He said: “If there’s somebody that I love that’s in my life, I don’t necessarily have to agree with their decisions or the decisions they’ve made to continue to love them and participate in important events.”

On Sunday, he was asked by CBS news’s Bob Schieffer if, since he is against same-sex marriage, he believed homosexuality is a choice.

Senator Rubio replied: “It’s not that I’m against gay marriage. I believe the definition of the institution of marriage should be between one man and one woman.

“States have alwatys 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 the vast and enormous majority of people.

“The bottom line is, I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with.”

Potential rival to the Republican nomination, Rick Santorum, has stated he would not attend a same-sex wedding.