I always knew that the Republican wouldn’t go for marriage equality but I wondered what excuse they would come up with.
Rubio fires back at Buttigieg over same-sex marriage legislation
July 25, 2022
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) fired back at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Sunday after the Biden administration official called out the Florida senator for saying that legislation protecting same-sex marriage would be a “stupid waste of time.”
Rubio, in a 58-second long video on Twitter, called Buttigieg a “Harvard-educated Transportation secretary” who he said didn’t know the difference between state and federal levels.
The Florida Republican added that, on the federal level, he focuses on “federal problems that matter to real people.”
He added that he will focus on “real problems” and not on an agenda that he believes is “dictated by a bunch of affluent elite liberals” and a “bunch of Marxist misfits, who sadly today control the agenda of the modern Democratic Party.”
I guess he doesn’t think of us as “real people!”
In another Hill article…
Another Republican senator announces opposition to same-sex marriage bill
By Brad Dress
July 25, 2022
Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) on Monday announced he is opposed to federal legislation that would protect the right to same-sex marriage, joining Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in speaking out against a bill passed by the House last week.
Daines, the junior senator for Montana, said in a statement that he believes “marriage is between a man and a woman” and that the push to pass the Respect for Marriage Act is a ploy from Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“I’m opposed to this bill and believe it’s another attempt by Speaker Pelosi and the Democrats to distract the American people from the inflation crisis, energy crisis and the southern border crisis they’ve created,” Daines said.
Oh I see… doesn’t passing legislation blocking trans youth from healthcare fall under the category of “...distract the American people from the inflation crisis, energy crisis and the southern border crisis they’ve created…” but that’s okay because Republicans pass anti-LGBTQ+ legislation it is okay and when Democrats try to pass legislation to protect us and countering their legislation then it becomes frivolous.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), however, has spoken out against giving Americans the broad right to same-sex marriage, arguing on his podcast “Verdict with Ted Cruz” earlier this month that the issue should be left to the states.
But earlier in the month a bunch of Republicans said that they want to pass a federal law on abortion according to another Hill article,
House Republicans are weighing what kind of national-level abortion ban legislation to pursue if they win the House majority next year, with a 15-week ban or further on the table.
But even as they cheer the Supreme Court overturning the landmark abortion rights decision in Roe v. Wade, GOP congressional leaders have made few promises on specific measures they would pursue, and some Republicans have advocated leaving abortion restrictions to the states.
Gee when it is a Democrat bill the Republicans claim “State’s Rights” but when it is a Republican bill it isn’t about “State’s Rights” does anyone else see the hypocrisy in this?