ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – Gay rights advocates have taken Senator Marco Rubio and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to task for agreeing to speak at a conference of pastors who they say are notoriously anti-gay.READ MORE: Sports Car Wedged Under Big Rig In Miami Crash, Passenger Rescued
The conference in Orlando is taking place on the two month anniversary of the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
The advocates are plan to protest Thursday outside where the meeting is being held.READ MORE: AAA: Gas Prices Rise Across Florida As Oil Prices Surge; Average Price For Gallon Of Regular At $3.22
Rubio says in a statement that the meeting isn’t anti-gay but rather a celebration of faith.
But gay rights group Equality Florida says the speakers at the American Renewal Project conference have espoused hateful views and blocked same-sex marriage efforts.
The speakers include lawyer Mat Staver, who has represented Alabama’s chief justice and a Kentucky clerk in their efforts to block same-sex marriage.MORE NEWS: Free Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests Can Be Ordered Online Starting Wednesday
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