Appearing Sunday on CNN's State of the Union, Kentucky Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul explained how his opposition to gay marriage does not contradict with his libertarian ideology.
In an interview with Dana Bash, Paul was asked about the apparent contradiction.
“In New Hampshire, you said, 'I will fight for your right to be left alone.' I realize that you believe gay marriage is a state issue, but why do you believe, just as a core principle, as a libertarian, that people should be left alone but not when it comes to their right to marry somebody they love?”
“I do believe people ought to be left alone,” Paul answered. “I don't care who you are, what you do at home or who your friends are, where you hang out, what kind of music you listen to. What you do in your home is your own business. That's always been who I am. I am a leave-me-alone kind of guy.”
“But not when it comes to marriage,” Bash said.
“I think there's a religious connotation to this. I also believe people ought to be treated fairly under the law. I see why if the marriage contract conveys certain things, that if you want to marry another woman, you can do that and have a contract. But the thing is that the religious connotation of marriage that has been going on for thousands of years, I still want to preserve that,” Paul said.
Paul went on to say that gay couples could “have contracts.”
“You could have both the traditional marriage, which I believe in and then you could also have the neutrality of the law that allows people to have contracts with another,” he said.
We don't need your permission Rand and fuck your contracts...that boat has sailed and assholes like you did your best to stop any form of gay union...only now, when it looks like marriage equality will become nationwide, do you Republican/Libertarians (really whats the difference?) want to "talk" of possibly offering civil unions or domestic partnerships.
No deal, shove your anti-gay, pseudo-religious quackery up you conservative twats.