Christianity Today later in the day posted a long interview with Rubio about his faith and issues related to it. One of them was same-sex marriage:
tolerate, and what society should allow our laws to be. I believe
marriage is a unique and specific institution that is the result of
thousands of years of wisdom, which concluded that the ideal — not the
only way but certainly the ideal — situation to raise children to become
productive and healthy humans is in a home with a father and mother
married to each other. Does that mean people who are not in that
circumstance cannot be successful? Of course not.
It’s not a
discriminatory thing. I’m not angry at anyone because of it, but I also
have to be honest about what I believe marriage should be in our laws.
In May, Rubio reiterated that he opposes gay marriage
for religious reasons, but that the decision should be left to the
states. He also knocked Obama for using the issue as a political tool.