Speaking to Chuck Todd on Sunday’s Meet the Press, Florida senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio said he’s still interested in reversing this year’s Obergefell v. Hodges case, which legalized marriage equality nationwide.
“I don’t believe any case law is settled law,” he said. “Any future Supreme Court can change it. And ultimately, I will appoint Supreme Court justices that will interpret the Constitution as originally constructed.”
While he declined to endorse a constitutional amendment that would overturn Obergefell (“that would be conceding that the current Constitution is somehow wrong and needs to be fixed”), Rubio said each state should be allowed their own definition of marriage.
“If you want to change the definition of marriage, then you need to go to state legislatures and get them to change it,” he said. “Because states have always defined marriage. And that’s why some people get married in Las Vegas by an Elvis impersonator.”
Rubio took several shots at the Supreme Court’s narrowly-decided marriage equality ruling: “What is wrong is that the Supreme Court has found this hidden constitutional right that 200 years of jurisprudence had not discovered and basically overturn the will of voters in Florida where over 60 percent passed a constitutional amendment that defined marriage in the state constitution as the union of one man and one woman.” Watch more below.