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U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) addresses the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 9, 2012.
A new low, and that is saying something.
Good gawd, Rubio.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will speak at a fundraising dinner this week honoring Mat Staver, an ardent anti-gay activist who has defended Malawi's ban on homosexuality. Staver is suing New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie for signing a law banning gay-to-straight conversion therapy, and has said that teaching gay rights in schools is tantamount to "sexual assault."

Rubio, a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, will deliver the keynote address at the annual fundraiser for the Florida Family Policy Council, a prominent social conservative organization that promotes so-called "conversion therapy" to help LGBT individuals become straight.

I realize that would-be Republican presidential candidates must hurry along on their race to the bottom rungs of the party, but fundraising for Mat Staver and a "conversion therapy" group? I'm not sure you can get lower than that.

Our sitting senators are often nutcases; I've gotten over that. But it's hard to get over how many of them are simply awful human beings.

Originally posted to Hunter on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 02:15 PM PST.

Also republished by Angry Gays and Daily Kos.

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