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Rand Paul: 'I Don't Understand' Gay Marriage - VIDEO

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Senator Rand Paul called into AFA hate group leader Bryan Fischer's radio show yesterday to talk about a variety of topics, but, given Fischer's obsession with gays, it eventually swung around to that, Raw Story reports:

“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.

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  1. By urban centers, he means Louisville where he lost 2-1. Of course we are also 1/6 of this trash hole of a state's population and 1/4 of its income. You'd think they'd be a little nicer to us considering they'd be bankrupt without us.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jan 31, 2013 1:07:29 PM


  2. Ditto what Bill wrote: "No gay person anywhere is obliged to validate their existence to anyone at anytime. It's clearly the hater's issue - not yours."

    And Little Kiwi's observation, that his young neice understands perfectly well what a same-sex marriage is, is what is really worrying the homophobes. The more children grow up with openly gay people around them, including couples whose presence demonstrates commitment and love, the more people will grow up with a more natural acceptance of gay people, even if their religion teaches them that homosexuality is wrong. This is what the homophobes fear, which is why they want to do more than teach their children homosexuality is wrong. They want us back in the closet so their children can grow up in ignorance.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Jan 31, 2013 1:26:59 PM


  3. Ditto what Bill wrote: "No gay person anywhere is obliged to validate their existence to anyone at anytime. It's clearly the hater's issue - not yours."

    And Little Kiwi's observation, that his young neice understands perfectly well what a same-sex marriage is, is what is really worrying the homophobes. The more children grow up with openly gay people around them, including couples whose presence demonstrates commitment and love, the more people will grow up with a more natural acceptance of gay people, even if their religion teaches them that homosexuality is wrong. This is what the homophobes fear, which is why they want to do more than teach their children homosexuality is wrong. They want us back in the closet so their children can grow up in ignorance.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Jan 31, 2013 1:27:00 PM


  4. The people living in the "urban centers" aren't the white kind of people

    Posted by: Jenny | Jan 31, 2013 1:34:32 PM


  5. Hmm.. old white guys from the South opposed to marriage equality. Imagine that. They have always led the way on civil rights..

    Posted by: Jenny | Jan 31, 2013 1:36:02 PM


  6. Well, so much for the theory that Rand Paul or his father are actual Libertarians.

    By the way, I don't understand Rand Paul. Dude don't make no sense AT ALL.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jan 31, 2013 1:36:28 PM


  7. @Mary Ann -- I do not have a "lifestyle" I have a life. I have been with my partner for 36 years and counting. We do all of the things you probably do with your "breeding partner" but we do them without the smug and incorrect assumption that we do them in some superior manner because of our beliefs. You, Mary Ann, are what is wrong with the US right now. You represent the mistaken idea that your particular take on religion's influence on morals and standards is superior to all others. Many moral people -- including religious ones -- have come to understand that their particular beliefs have no particular claim to superiority over others. It is the height of presumption to assume you are always right. Without that assumption you have no basis to judge others lives. I pity your myopic view of the world. You are a sad little person.

    Posted by: Alex Parrish | Jan 31, 2013 1:41:06 PM


  8. being that "urban" has long been conservatives' code word for black or african american, are they saying black communities or african american centers, so won't this negatively affect their campaign to divide minorities?

    Posted by: Satyr Troll | Jan 31, 2013 1:51:16 PM


  9. I don't understand why a woman would marry Rand Paul.

    Posted by: NwYrker | Jan 31, 2013 2:28:22 PM


  10. If Towleroad posted a list of things you don't understand, Randy, the site would crash.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jan 31, 2013 2:53:42 PM


  11. I don't understand how Objectivist idealists could possibly be so incapable and devoid of pragmatism, reason, integrity, and even the itsy bitsy tiniest shards of humanity !

    Posted by: Aynal Rand | Jan 31, 2013 3:28:58 PM


  12. I dont think the urban centers comment is veiled racism. Since the population of people who live in urban centers is higher than the rural population (see the last election), he's making a case for the "smarter, traditional values" minority (theyre a persecuted bunch) to govern the "stupid, wreckless" majority. It fits perfectly into an incoherent tea party ideology.

    Posted by: jlavoy | Feb 1, 2013 5:08:33 AM


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