Rand Paul: I don’t understand same sex marriage

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    Jan 31, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    I'm so tired of the "Libertarians" who believe that the Pauls support personal freedoms for anyone. They've made it clear time and time again that they don't support the freedom of LGBT people to get married, so please stop pretending they believe in freedom for everyone.Why does he think he has to? And oh by the way, what the hell is that thing on his head? icon_neutral.gif

    Rand Paul: I don’t understand same sex marriage

    Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who describes himself as a libertarian, said Wednesday that he opposed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because it could unintentionally result in same-sex marriage becoming legal.

    “I believe in traditional marriage,” he said during an interview with Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association. “I really don’t understand any other kind of marriage. Between a man and a woman is what I believe in, and I just don’t think it is good for us to change the definition of that.”

    Paul noted that his state, Kentucky, had approved a constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage. He said he was “not sure” about DOMA, but warned the federal law could result in conservatives losing “the battle for the whole country.”


    Paul said marriage rights should be decided state-by-state rather than nationally so that “urban centers” couldn’t dictate the law.

    President Barack Obama in 2011 directed the Department of Justice to stop defending a key portion of DOMA in court because it was unconstitutional. The law prohibits legally married same-sex couples from receiving federal marriage benefits.

    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of DOMA later this year.


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    Jan 31, 2013 6:51 PM GMT
    The article says Paul describes himself as a Libertarian. But then quotes him as concerned that Conservatives could lose "the battle for the whole county."

    First, which is he, Libertarian or Conservative? Are they the same? Is he both?

    Second, do the Conservatives really see politics as a "battle" in which they are going to take over the whole country by force? Is that why they're so interested in arming themselves with automatic military assault weapons? They make vague claims about fearing the government is coming after them with force, for which they need all this weapons overkill, but is the reality that they're the ones preparing to conduct an armed overthrow of our elected government?