ABC’s John Stossel interviewed GOP presidential hopeful Representative Ron Paul on 20/20 about personal freedoms, drug legalization, gay marriage, and prostitution. Here’s what Paul had to say about gay marriage (it begins at 2:01 in the clip above).
STOSSEL: Homosexuality. Should gays be allowed to marry?
STOSSEL: The State says, we will believe in this?
PAUL: Sure they can do whatever they want and they can call it whatever they want , just so they don’t expect to impose their relationship on somebody else. They can’t make me, personally, accept what they do, but they gay couples can do whatever they want. In fact, I’d like to see all governments out of the marriage question. I don’t think it’s a state function. I think it’s a religious function. There was a time when only churches dealt with marriage, and they determined what it was. But 100 years or so ago for health reasons they claim that the state would protect us if we knew more about our spouses and we did health testing and you had to get a license to get married and I don’t agree with that.