Buttigieg Slams Rubio For Saying That Protecting Same-Sex Marriage Is A ‘Stupid Waste Of Time’

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttgieg slammed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for claiming that it’s a “stupid waste of time” for Congress to pass legislation that would protect same-sex marriage from any future Supreme Court ruling, noting that Rubio always has time to attack Disney but isn’t willing to do a damn thing to protect his LGBTQ constituents.

Appearing on CNN, Buttigieg noted:

“If he’s got time to fight against Disney, I don’t know why he wouldn’t have time to help safeguard marriages like mine. But this is really, really important to a lot of people. It’s certainly important to me.”

Buttigieg then used an example from his own marriage to his husband, Chasten:

“I started my day as I tried to do on weekends, I tried to give Chasten a little bit of a break and do breakfast with both of our our twins. And that alone is no small thing as every parent with small kids knows.

“It was one of those days where the tray table wasn’t quite fitting into the highchair and I’m trying to make sure that they’re busy enough with their little cereal puffs to give me enough time to chop up the banana and get the formula ready. And it just, I don’t know that half hour in the morning had me thinking about how much I depend on and count on my spouse every day.”

It’s a matter of equality and fairness, Buttigieg argued:

“Our marriage deserves to be treated equally. And I don’t know why this would be hard for a senator or a congressman. I don’t understand how such a majority of House Republicans voted no on 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 with many of them on that subject only for them to go around the corner and say that the my marriage doesn’t deserve to continue.”

Last Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 267-157 to protect same-sex marriage at the federal and state level. All of the 157 votes opposed to the legislation came from Republicans.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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