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    Actor Donnie Wahlberg Under Fire for Snubbing Gay 'Brother' to Endorse Marco Rubio

    Wahlberg Once Heralded as LGBT Ally and Hero for Supporting Gay Bandmate's Right to Marriage Endorses GOP Candidate Who Would Repeal It

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    Donnie Wahlberg is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block, an actor starring in CBS' 'Blue Bloods,' and now a Marco Rubio supporter. Wahlberg claims he's never voted for a Republican before, but has now embraced the ultra-conservative Christian evangelical Marco Rubio and is even stumping for him,

    But Wahlberg is under fire for supporting the very anti-gay Marco Rubio after proudly supporting his gay "brother" – as he calls his bandmate Jonathan Knight-Rodr – and same-sex marriage last June, on the day the Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marriage:

     

    In fact, Marco Rubio has repeatedly attacked same-sex marriage and says he has a plan to overturn or reverse the Supreme Court's ruling.

    Stunningly, Rubio's supporters are claiming the Wahlberg endorsement shows their candidate is making the GOP more inclusive:

    Not only has Wahlberg endorsed Rubio, he wants a Rubio/Fiorina ticket:

    And Wahlberg even tweeted this:

    Of course, perhaps it all makes sense. His wife is anti-vaccine queen Jenny McCarthy:

     

    This article has been updated to clarify Knight is not Wahlberg's biological brother

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