Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) threw his hat into the ring of Republican 2016 candidates on Tuesday before a rally in Louisville this morning, announcing on his website:
"I am running for president to return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government."
Paul also posted a video message featuring his wife.
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A video posted yesterday advertised Paul as "a different kind of Republican leader."
“Don’t always look to Washington to solve anything. In fact, the moral crisis we have in our country, there is a role for us trying to figure out things like marriage, there’s also a moral crisis that allows people to think that there would be some sort of other marriage.”
He also said that calling same-sex unions "marriage" very much "offends" him and others. At one point he linked it with polygamy and 'non-human' marriage. When asked if one day he'll support it, Paul recently shrugged.
He called a federal judge's ruling which said Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state "illegitimate".