Would you go to a gay wedding? That is the question being proposed to several Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential race.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who recently announced his run for the Republican presidential nomination, was presented with the big question by Fusion host Jorge Ramos. Despite his objections to gay marriage, he said that he would go if invited.
“Ultimately, if someone that you care for and is part of your family has decided to move in one direction or another or feels that way because of who they love, you respect that because you love them,” Rubio said on America with Jorge Ramos April 15.
Conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt took on the inquisitional trend and dug into the minds of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz for their answers.
Santorum was upfront, saying that his religious beliefs would prevent him from going. Cruz avoided the question completely, only mentioning that he had never been faced with such a decision.
Cruz was the first Republican to announce his candidacy for a 2016 presidential run back in March. Santorum has yet to make any announcement.
The most recent Republican to be asked the question has been Texas Governor Rick Perry. It was Hewitt, on his April 21 broadcast, who asked the question. Perry said that he “probably would” go to a gay wedding. The presidential hopeful used the moment to express that there are more important things to be asked.
“And if you’re not talking about [the economy and national defense] on a regular basis and coming up with solutions on how to get this country back working, how to get this debt under control, and how to put America back into a position of being respected by our allies and being an influence in the world, then you’re spending some time that frankly doesn’t need to be spent on some issues that are secondary or tertiary to the future of this country,” said Perry.
The inquiry has yet to be directed to Rand Paul or Hillary Clinton, both whom have announced in recent weeks that they are running for president in 2016.