@PeteButtigieg reacts to some GOP senators saying they will vote against a bill that is meant to codify protections for same-sex marriage. @CNNSotu #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/Le9OSepeW6— CNN (@CNN) July 24, 2022Related: Marco Rubio says he knows what’s upsetting the gays, and it’s not marriage rightsButtigieg, who is gay and married, responded, “If [Rubio’s] got time to fight against Disney, I don’t know why he wouldn’t have time to help safeguard marriages like mine — look, this is really, really important to a lot of people.

It’s certainly important to me.”He went on to talk about spending breakfast with his infant twins, to give his husband Chasten a rest.

Buttigieg said, “That’s no small thing, as every parent of small kids knows.“That half-hour of my morning had me thinking about how much I depend on and count on my spouse every day, and our marriage deserves to be treated equally.”The Respect for Marriage Act came about after the Supreme Court decided last month to overturn Roe v Wade, sending the issue of abortion back to individual states.Justice Clarence Thomas, in his opinion notes, said the court should look again at Obergefell v.