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Marco Rubio: Obama has "political reasons" for gay marriage stance

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will be on FOX Business Network’s Cavuto at 6 p.m. today. They cover quite a bit of ground, including the 2012 Presidential race and what the show describes as "the economic issues facing United States business owners and citizens." Rubio also addresses gay marriage in an economic context. Here's a couple of excerpts:

On whether he is a potential running mate for presidential candidate Mitt Romney: "I've said repeatedly I’m not going to discuss the vice presidential selection process. I’m not going to discuss it in any way. Mitt Romney has a long history of making good decisions in his personal life, in his business life, in his political life. So, I have no doubt he’s going to make a great selection as his running mate. And I’m confident of that, and I’m curious to see who it’s going to be, like everyone is. I'll tell you what I think this country needs. And that is someone who is going to make things better than they've been in the last three and a half years. If that's what this election is about -- and that's what this election should be about -- Mitt Romney is going to be our next president.  Because there's no way Barack Obama, with a straight face, can come before the American people and argue that somehow, he has made things better than they were when he got here as President of the United States."

On President Obama’s position on gay marriage: "He did it for political reasons because he doesn't want to talk about the economy. What I just pointed to you a moment ago, are you better off today than you were four years ago. He doesn't want that to be what this election is about. And so it's not just on gay marriage, I think every week he'll roll out another issue to distract from it. I think they've actually admitted that it was politically calculated, because they said they were going to make this decision anyway, they just want to do it closer to the convention. He admitted that he was going to announce this anyway, he just wanted it to be around the convention, he wanted it to be even more dramatic. So of course this was all about politics."

 On his opinion on the issue of gay marriage: "I do believe that marriage is an institution where there's a union between one man and woman, and that's my personal belief. I think people of good faith can disagree with me, and in many states, they've made a different decision than that. Ultimately, marriage has always been regulated by states, so I think that's where it remains and where it should remain."