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03-19-2013, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jflory81 View Post
And yet he supports the Defense of Marriage Act which allows states to ignore marrige licenses for gay couples as well as preventing the federal goverment from recognizing gay marriage., going as far as to co-sponsor a bill every year that would completely bar federal judges from hearing cases about DoMA (gee, that doesn't sound particularly constitutional).

Oh and:

So yeah, he has NO problem with states not allowing two consenting human beings of the same gender from marrying.

He does not want the federal government at all in marriage. He does not support the federal government in issuing gay marriage licenses in a state at all. The reason why he said what he said was because that it should be unconstitutional (in his view) for the federal government to tell the state what to do. In the Iowa context, the Iowa state decided against state marriage. In his views, the federal government should not go against the decision made by the state. It has nothing to do with gay marriage, it is about state rights. The individual state should have the sole jurisdiction in almost everything in his opinion. He does state that his own personal opinion that it should be between one man and one woman but it still a voluntary association between 2 consenting adults. Therefore, if it were up to him, no state or federal government would tell the individual what to do. Furthermore, he does not think that one individual should impose their definition to others. It is totally a non-government relationship and be left out of the hands of government altogether. He does not even believe in Doma for either straight or same sex individuals

Ron Paul is probably the least understood politician I have ever come across.

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