The Republican Party is still slowly warming to the idea of gay marriage — very slowly.
The latest evolution: Presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Wednesday that he would attend a gay wedding of someone he was close to — while qualifying that he wouldn’t condone the union itself.
“If it’s somebody in my life that I care for, of course I would,” Rubio said. “I’m not going to hurt them simply because I disagree with a choice they’ve made or because I disagree with a decision they’ve made, or whatever it may be.” …
The question posed by Ramos is a good one, because it gets at an increasingly opaque issue for Republicans. While a few big-name GOP elected officials have endorsed gay marriage and a growing chunk of Republican voters now favor it (around four in 10, according to most recent polls), it’s still a tricky issue within the party.