Rubio softens tone on LGBT issues

02/8/2013 | BuzzFeed

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., considered by some to be a potential candidate for president in 2016, said this week that he believes marriage should be limited to opposite-sex couples, but that he opposes a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, adding that the issue should be left up to individual states. Rubio was noncommittal on federal legislation that would ban LGBT discrimination in employment, saying he needed to review a specific bill before commenting. Rubio's arguments against federal intervention in marriage mirror those of lawyers seeking to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act at the Supreme Court, although he once called DOMA "critical."

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