Commentary: Marco Rubio Is On The Wrong Side Of Immigration Reform

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No matter how you spin it, our country is moving toward progress. Same-sex marriage is being legalized in more states (Minnesota!) and more countries (Brazil! France!) by the minute. President Barack Obama became the first president to publicly support the issue and public opinion is trending upwards. By 2020, it is expected that 60% of Americans would support same-sex marriage on ballots

By not supporting the inclusion of LGBT families on the immigration reform bill, Marco Rubio is slapping us in the face. 

Recent polls found that 64% of Latino voters would support including same-sex binational couples as part of the bill. So why is Marco fighting so hard against it? This is NOT okay. 

To be honest, it makes me really ashamed that this Latino man is so far off in his opinions. As a fellow Floridian and Cuban, part of me can’t believe that he would be so closed-minded in supporting the rights of a group of people. Seriously, what is he thinking?

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Irina Gonzalez, Digital Audience Development Manager

Irina Gonzalez is the Digital Audience Development Manager for Latina.com and The Latin Kitchen, where she oversees social media, content partnerships, writes and edits, and more. An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York, MamasLatinas.com, FamilyCircle.com, TheFrisky.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com.

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