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Marco Rubio: I'll be labeled 'a hater or a bigot' for saying same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON -- Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.

In remarks he said were likely to get him attacked as a bigot, the Florida Republican also complained to the audience at Catholic University about liberals who defend abortion rights for women but not protections for "the unborn."

While Rubio has consistently held conservative positions on abortion and gay marriage, his current emphasis appears to be an effort to appeal to social conservatives who have yet to settle on a favored candidate for 2016.

"Even before this speech is over, I will be attacked as someone who is a hater or a bigot," Rubio said.

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Mr Rubio is taking "sides" versus understanding that gay marriage rights is a Civil Rights!

Mr. Rubio,

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

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