As Floridians celebrate Pride Month, Marco Rubio continues to double down on his record of opposing LGBTQ Floridians’ basic rights and freedoms. Just recently, he attacked the right to same sex-marriage in a speech to a group known for pushing extreme anti-LGBTQ legislation.
“While the vast majority of Floridians believe in equality for their LGBTQ friends and neighbors, Marco Rubio has long fought against protecting their rights. From consistently opposing Floridians’ right to marry who they love, to supporting discrimination against LGBTQ workers, Marco Rubio has long fought against equality for all Floridians,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox.
Rubio has a long record of supporting attacks on LGBTQ Floridians’ rights:
He has long opposed gay marriage and even said he wants to overturn the Supreme Court ruling that legalized it.
Rubio defended and supported Florida’s discriminatory “Don’t Say Gay” law that bans discussions of LGBTQ people in schools, legislation that many worry will make Florida schools less safe.
Just two months after the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub, Rubio traveled to Orlando to give a speech reaffirming his opposition to same-sex marriage at an anti-LGBTQ rally.
Rubio supported Florida’s ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt, calling gay adoption “a social experiment.”
In the Senate, Rubio voted against legislation to ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.