After losing his home state of Florida rather resoundingly to Republican front runner Donald Trump, US Senator Marco Rubio has dropped out of the US Presidential race.
Yesterday, Rubio spoke to his supporters in Miami, saying: “We live in a republic and our voters make these decisions, While we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side.”
As you all probably know, Rubio has been very vocal in his opposition to same-sex marriage, and he upped the ante last month when he signalled that he would propose a constitutional amendment banning marriage equality.
He said at the time: “We are going to be a country that says a marriage is between one man and one woman.”
However, amusingly enough, Rubio has actually been fighting allegations from Presidential rival Ted Cruz that he wasn’t as anti-marriage equality as Cruz. Cruz even alleged that Rubio said that same-sex marriage is settled in law. (Which, of course, it is.)
So, with Rubio out of the race, the main contenders for the Republicans are now Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich. To quote Bernard Black: “I don’t know, it’s an impossible choice. […] I’ll just have to hope that when I flip a coin it somehow explodes and kills me.”