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Protest staged against Senator Marco Rubio for ‘pushing our country backward’

On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Announce Major Agreement On Immigration ReformLGBT activists are not happy with Florida Senator Marco Rubio. The Associated Press reports on June 25 that GetEQUAL, a LGBT advocacy group, staged a sit-in at Senator Marco Rubio’s office in Tampa.

 The group has an issue with Rubio’s opposition against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and his recent questioning of the Immigration Reform bill which impacted binational same-sex couples and their non-inclusion in the bill.

He stated: “If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I’m done.”

Members of GetEQUAL feel Rubio is moving the country backwards especially with his stance against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act which would allow for someone to get fired just because they are gay.

GetEQUAL, whose mission is to empower the LGBTQ community and their allies to take bold action to demand full legal and social equality, made this views against Rubio known and has targeted him as someone who is standing in the way of equality.

Jarrod Scarbrough, GetEQUAL Florida State Lead, says:

“Senator Rubio believes it’s okay for me to be fired just because I am gay. As a resident of Florida and his constituent, I am ashamed of his position.”

Rubio stated in opposition of ENDA: “By and large I think all Americans should be protected but I’m not for any special protections based on orientation.”

Activists showed up at Rubio’s office to make a statement against his views and refused to leave the office until Rubio supported EDNA and back down from his questioning of the Immigration Reform bill.

Fortunately the majority of Americans don’t agree with Rubio’s views. 67% of Americans believe it is important that the “US immigration system keeps families together regardless of sexual orientation.” And 73% support protecting LGBT people from discrimination in the workplace.

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