Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg attacked Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, over his lack of support to federally codify gay marriage.
“If he’s got time to fight against Disney, I don’t know why he wouldn’t have time to help safeguard marriages like mine,” Buttigieg explained to CNN’s Jake Tapper. “Look, this is really, really important to a lot of people. It’s certainly important to me.”
Rubio had called a recent bill being considered by Congress to enshrine same-sex marriage into federal law, “a waste of time,” according to Fox News.
“Our marriage deserves to be treated equally,” Buttigieg added. “And I don’t know why this would be hard for a senator or a congressman. I don’t understand how such a majority of House Republicans voted no on our marriage as recently as Tuesday, hours after I was in a room with a lot of them talking about transportation policy, what I thought were perfectly normal conversations with many of them on that subject, only for them to go around the corner and say that my marriage doesn’t deserve to continue.”
Buttigieg, a former small-town mayor who has a partner and twin children, claimed lawmakers should bend to his personal political agenda by appeasing and reassuring families like his own.
“If they don’t want to spend a lot of time on this, they can vote yes and move on,” he declared. “And that would be really reassuring for a lot of families around America, including mine.”
The Democrats’ push to enshrine gay marriage comes after the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, in which Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurring opinion, stating that cases such as Obergefell v. Hodges, Griswold v. Connecticut, and Lawrence v. Texas — which deal with same-sex marriage, contraception, and sodomy laws respectively — should all be up for reconsideration.
By striking down Roe v. Wade, The High Court has made Democrats realize they shouldn’t have relied on the Justices to protect certain “rights,” that liberals have always deemed absolutely necessary.
And now, in an effort to distract from the various issues plaguing the country, they’ve decided to expand federal power over matters best left to the states — and to the states alone.
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