Sen. Marco Rubio, who recently declared he was running for president for the Republican Party, said in a nationally broadcast interview he doesn't believe homosexuality is a choice for most.
"I don't believe that your sexual preferences are a choice for a vast and enormous majority of the people," he said, during a "Face the Nation" interview with Bob Schieffer. "The bottom line is I believe that sexual preference is something people are born with."
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At the same time, he also said he didn't support a federal mandate for "gay" marriage. Rather, states should have the right to decide the matter of "gay" marriage, he said, Mediaite reported.
Rubio also told CBS News he still believed in the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.