Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ on Sunday that if Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has time to oppose the policy positions of the Walt Disney Corporation, he has time to vote to codify same-sex marriages.
Anchor Jake Tapper said: ‘I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Congresswoman Liz Cheney spoke directly to Senate Republicans about what she thinks needs codifying protections for same-sex marriage. It remains unclear if there are ten Senate Republicans willing to back him. Senator Rubio told my colleague Manu Raju that he was going to vote no and he called the vote a stupid waste of time. What is your reaction to this? What is your message to Senate Republicans? »
Buttigieg said: “If he has time to fight Disney, I don’t know why he wouldn’t have time to protect marriages like mine. That’s really important to a lot of people. That’s important for me.
He continued, “Our marriage deserves to be treated the same. I don’t know why it would be so hard for a senator or a congressman. I don’t understand how such a majority of House Republicans voted against our marriage as recently as Tuesday, hours after I was in a room with a lot of them, talking about transportation policy, having what I thought were perfectly normal conversations just for them to go around the corner and say my marriage doesn’t deserve to continue. If they don’t want to spend time on it, they can vote yes and move on. That would be really reassuring to a lot of families in America, including mine .
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