Rubio pledges to reverse Obama’s LGBT executive order

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    Dec 07, 2015 11:57 PM GMT

    What about the 2002 GW Bush religious exemption in the same order? Will he reverse that too? icon_twisted.gif



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    https://www.washingtonblade.com/2015/12/06/rubio-pledges-to-reverse-obamas-lgbt-executive-order/


    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio has pledged to reverse President Obama’s executive order barring anti-LGBT workplace discrimination among federal contractors, saying faith-based businesses are “being compelled to sin by government in their business conduct.”

    Rubio made the remarks during Thanksgiving week in the same interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network in which he said the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in favor of same-sex marriage is “not settled law.” The media outlet didn’t publish the portion of the interview in which Rubio talked about Obama’s order until Saturday.

    After being questioned about maintaining religious freedom in the United States, which is considered code by conservatives to mean enabling anti-LGBT discrimination, Rubio said “there’s no doubt that we need to be extra vigilant now” about protecting religious liberty.

    Much like Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, Rubio said his administration would have a Justice Department “that’s vigilant about ensuring that those who hold traditional values are not being discriminated against.”

    “That includes reversing any administrative decisions made by this President that force religious, or religious motivated entities,” Rubio said. “You may not be owned by a church, but you are a religious school, or your mission is to spread the Gospel and adhere to God’s teachings. [I’d] ensure that people in the private sector and the not-for-profit sector are being protected in living out their faith.”

    Rubio went on to discuss the Supreme Court rulings in favor of same-sex marriage and abortion rights, saying the next president must appoint justices who understand the U.S Constitution “is not a living and breathing document.”
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    Dec 08, 2015 5:08 PM GMT
    Dumb move, Marco, and your analysis of the Constitution does not impress me. Too bad for you!
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    Dec 08, 2015 8:56 PM GMT
    i hope trump chooses to run as an independant
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    Dec 08, 2015 9:52 PM GMT
    pellaz saidi hope trump chooses to run as an independant


    I'm hoping he wins the nomination
  • tazzari

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    Dec 08, 2015 11:59 PM GMT
    Easy for Rubio to say - he hasn't got an icicle's chance in hell of being president. Though it'd be kinda fun to watch him flounder if he got elected.
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    Dec 09, 2015 6:57 AM GMT
    tazzari saidEasy for Rubio to say - he hasn't got an icicle's chance in hell of being president. Though it'd be kinda fun to watch him flounder if he got elected.


    It's not his time yet. If he dislikes the senate so much, he should try a term or two as a big state governor (yeah, you Florida) and come back and see us when he has some administrative experience. This includes budgeting .... a skill that seems to have eluded him in his personal life.

    I think he's a hell of a bright guy who need more seasoning.
  • oldfart

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    Dec 09, 2015 3:40 PM GMT
    I sure hope Cruz gets the nomination and has Marco Polo for his running mate. Then the Republican party can implode and we can start over with something rational.
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    Dec 09, 2015 6:32 PM GMT
    oldfart saidI sure hope Cruz gets the nomination and has Marco Polo for his running mate. Then the Republican party can implode and we can start over with something rational.

    The Republican Party should have imploded with arrogant, spoiled rich kid Mitt Romney. Instead there's persistent talk that the Party might turn to him again if this entire clown car of current candidates melts down.

    And should have imploded even earlier when John McCain picked another trophy "wife" to be his running mate, rather than more responsibly selecting the most politically qualified person. Instead Republicans got the most inept and laughable choice for a Vice Presidential candidate in living memory.

    But Republicans are like the rich people whom they represent, of whom it's been said: "They'll always be with us." (As opposed, of course, to being "for" us)
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 09, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    I believe I'm correct in thinking ALL the Republican candidates ate anti-gay and have pledged to try to reverse our gains. I know the Republican platform still contains hateful language. This crescendo of hate for us, Mexicans, blacks, Muslims, asians, etc is nothing new. It has been an integral part of Republican strategy since Nixon. They just got more bold about saying it loudly against Obama and now it is obvious how morally bankrupt these people are.
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    Dec 09, 2015 7:39 PM GMT
    pellaz saidi hope trump chooses to run as an independant


    Oh, he will: That ego knows no bounds. He'll be the tea party independent, while one of the dull mainstream Republicans will be the GOP nominee and Clinton will be the next POTUS.
  • oldfart

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    Dec 09, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
    DestinHarbor, you're right as far as you go. But now they also need to get rid of the Christian soldiers, the anarchist contrarians and the flat-earthers.
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    Dec 11, 2015 2:53 PM GMT
    Trump and his "Make America White Again" hat is a significant force to deal with.

    -what if external events play his way. It would take zero energy. All the lunatic own guns now and shootings happen on a daily if not hourly basis. With the economy functional again Americans are more hawkish.

    -Trump is driving the GOP clown car right now. The rest of the candidates are in the trunk.
  • rnch

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    Dec 11, 2015 5:06 PM GMT
    This deep-in-the-closet, fading former pretty boi can pontificate and promise all he wants; he hasn't got a snowball's chance in summertime New Orleans of being our next POTUS.
  • oldfart

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    Dec 12, 2015 1:20 AM GMT
    pellaz said-Trump is driving the GOP clown car right now. The rest of the candidates are in the trunk.

    Yup. This soooo not the party of Bill Buckley and Ronald Reagan.