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Paul Ryan Tells 'Focus on the Family' He and Romney Will Block Equality for Gay People

Right Wing Watch has posted audio of a pledge from Paul Ryan to Focus on the Family president Jim Daly that the Romney-Ryan administration will fight gay equality.

P_ryanSays Ryan when asked his thoughts about marriage:

It’s the foundation for society and for family for thousands of years. First of all, Mitt Romney and I — I’ll just say it, it’s worth repeating — we believe marriage is between one man and one woman, that’s number one. Number two, you know where I come from we had one of those amendments in Wisconsin, I was a big supporter of it and we passed it like you say, where it’s put on the ballot it passes. The second point is, President Obama gave up defending the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, I mean, not only is this decision to abandon this law the wrong decision, it passed in a bipartisan manner, it is very troubling because it undermines not only traditional marriage but it contradicts our system of government. It’s not the president’s job to pick and choose which laws he likes. A Romney administration will protect traditional marriage and the rule of law and we will provide the Defense of Marriage Act the proper defense in the courts that it deserves.

Not a surprise, obviously. Just a reminder.

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  1. He's just a Matthew Morrison look-a-like except no brain power in that pretty head.
    Not sure if he could be more of an ex-frat boy loser? Pathetic.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Oct 3, 2012 2:26:26 PM

  2. And this is why Gay Republicans have a zero % success rate in changing the hearts and minds of their fellow republicans.

    When you make it clear you don't respect yourselves, and you swallow the disrespect of others like a hungry puppy, you appear like a spineless doormat, and folks will walk all over you.

    romney/ryan - committed to promoting prejudice against the LGBT communities.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 3, 2012 2:31:52 PM

  3. Ryan can't even speak in clear sentences, let alone a paragraph.

    And he is the "intellectual" in Congress???

    (the gay Republicans must feel like worms reading something like that statement by Ryan)

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Oct 3, 2012 2:37:12 PM

  4. Someone needs to punch him in his frakking fake smiling face

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 3, 2012 2:38:17 PM

  5. It sort of is the president's job to pick and choose laws he likes. It's called veto power.

    Posted by: MT | Oct 3, 2012 2:39:05 PM

  6. And I hope he has the same problem with the Bush administration when they refused to defend laws they thought were wrong.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 3, 2012 2:39:20 PM

  7. And it's a timely reminder, Andy.
    We know our values; without equality there is no freedom.

    We will burn these anachronistic bigots as they have done to us.
    And we know who the traitors are who support the Romney/Ryan Grand inquisition, the GOProuds and the other apologists.

    There is no doubt, lose this election, my friends, and we have sold a generation to the intolerable yolk of Alito/Scalia.
    Opus Dei has never had a more powerful public representative than Ryan, it has never come so close to the centre of power.

    We need a landslide in this election, not a close call, a landslide.
    And absolute shame on any gay who does not go out and vote, and a thousand deaths on any gay who votes Republican.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 3, 2012 2:40:56 PM

  8. I hate that smirk. Will be glad to see it wiped off his face the day after the election.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 3, 2012 2:41:08 PM

  9. Actually...since the enforcement of laws fall under the general powers of the Executive branch, the President actually does have discretionary power to determine if a law is constitutional or not. Mr. Ryan, you are not correct in this assertion because the founding fathers have already instituted several mechanisms for checks and balances and if we the people do not like it, we can always make adopt an amendment to the Federal constitution to change it, but good luck getting a Federal marriage amendment pass...it takes almost an act of God to pass. :-)

    Posted by: GLAW2014 | Oct 3, 2012 2:46:57 PM

  10. Where are our gay-publican friends today? Don't they want to post here and explain to us how Ryan's comments are actually *good* for gay people?

    I'm waiting, GOProuders.

    Posted by: RyanInWyo (formerly RyanInSacto) | Oct 3, 2012 2:53:28 PM

  11. Ryan needs to go back to Wisconsin. Only this time as a private citizen. Hope that he not only loses VP but also loses being a congressman.

    He just keeps giving good reasons to send him packing. What isn't he wrong about.

    Hey Paul maybe you can become a personal trainer. Your homies in congress like it when you bark at them.

    Posted by: reasontovote | Oct 3, 2012 3:03:30 PM

  12. When will they be drafting an ammendment banning divorce? How about one banning common law relationships?

    Posted by: MATHMAJOR | Oct 3, 2012 3:06:49 PM

  13. He hates gay people. Wow, big surprise.

    Posted by: TerryA | Oct 3, 2012 3:07:02 PM

  14. Can't wait for all the Unca Thomas' in Log Cabins to start defending men who want to keep you from full rights.

    Posted by: Bubba | Oct 3, 2012 3:07:29 PM

  15. Am I crazy or is his hair looking more and more like Hannity's?

    Posted by: KevinVT | Oct 3, 2012 3:08:53 PM

  16. Doesn't that pic look like Mad Magazine's "Alfred E. Nueman"??

    Posted by: QBERT | Oct 3, 2012 3:12:30 PM

  17. ...or Howdy Doody?

    Posted by: QBERT | Oct 3, 2012 3:14:44 PM

  18. "Not a surprise, obviously. Just a reminder."

    Meh. We don't need it and the GOProuders' ears are sore from their instant finger jamming.

    In their little social circles of self-hatred and daddy-obsession they've probably uttered things like "Well, it just makes political sense for Ryan to say these kinds of things. We understand."

    A real reminder, compliments of Dan Savage: You still have a broken *** nose.

    Posted by: kp05 | Oct 3, 2012 3:15:17 PM

  19. Ryan's a faggot.

    Posted by: JCMS | Oct 3, 2012 3:15:51 PM

  20. Where's "?" and "Rick" telling us that Ryan really, really loves us and just wants to do the best for us by destroying our lives?

    Posted by: jht | Oct 3, 2012 3:16:10 PM

  21. @JHT Rick won't comment on this unless there was a way to pontificate against those damn women and girly men.

    Posted by: QBERT | Oct 3, 2012 3:19:20 PM

  22. He's just f*ckin disgusting

    Posted by: Pommie | Oct 3, 2012 3:34:02 PM

  23. I do not find this man cute at all, he's ugly on the inside as well as the outside.

    Posted by: mizzy | Oct 3, 2012 3:36:07 PM

  24. @JHT: Really? Those fools think that he loves us? OMG! why couldn't their fathers pull out at that crucial time. And see, of all the sperms cells these two won the race. Face palm.

    Posted by: Pommie | Oct 3, 2012 3:38:03 PM

  25. "We will defend DOMA in the courts..to the judges we picked."
    That sounds fair.

    Also, every time something happens in the legislature or the courts that is unpopular nationally, I hear Republicans decry the violation of the will of the people. So where's your "will of the people" speech now that most of the population supports overturning DOMA?

    Posted by: Sam A | Oct 3, 2012 4:04:48 PM

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