CNN host Jake Tapper asked presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) how he can appeal to younger voters and oppose legalizing same-sex marriage.
“You are casting yourself as a candidate of a new generation. But there is an issue where you are very out of step with younger voters, even younger Republican voters,” Tapper said to Rubio on “The Lead,” noting that a majority of young Republicans support gay marriage. “On that issue, same-sex marriage, senator, you’re the candidate of yesterday.”
Rubio said that he believes states should determine whether to legalize same-sex marriage “since marriage laws have always been defined by the states.”
The senator added that some Americans still oppose gay marriage.
“I think there’s still a significant number of Americans that believe that the definition of marriage should be that of one man and one woman, as it has been for thousands of years,” Rubio said.
“But they are a minority,” Tapper jumped in to say.
“Well, they’re a large minority,” Rubio responded. “In essence, there are still parts of this country that believe that way.”
Watch part of the interview below via CNN. Tapper asks Rubio about gay marriage at the 2:40 mark.