Ryan J. Reilly | Huffington Post | December 13, 2015
“I will appoint Supreme Court justices that will interpret the Constitution as originally constructed.”
WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio suggested that the justices he nominates to the Supreme Court may roll back marriage equality, in an interview that aired Sunday.
The Florida senator cited Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” during an interview with Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press” and said he disagreed with the Supreme Court’s decision that struck down state bans on same-sex marriage. Rubio said that “no one should ever be compelled to sin by law” and that a minister should not be compelled to marry a same-sex couple, which is not something that has happened.
“I don’t believe any case law is settled law. Any future Supreme Court can change it. And ultimately, I will appoint Supreme Court justices that will interpret the Constitution as originally constructed,” Rubio said.