Marriage Equality Opponent Rand Paul Says Gay Couples Should Have “Contracts” Instead

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul who is running for the Republican nomination for US President has advocated contracts as an alternative to same sex marriage.

Speaking to CNN’s Dana Bash who asked why the self described libertarian was opposed to same sex marriage,

“Why do you believe just as a core principle, as a libertarian, that people should be left alone, but not when it comes to their right to marry somebody they love?” Bash asked Paul on “State of the Union.”

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Paul responded by differentiating between traditional marriage and a “contract” between gay people.

“Well, no. I mean states — states will end up making the decisions on these things. I think that there’s a religious connotation to marriage. I believe in the traditional religious connotation to this,” Paul answered. “But I also believe people ought to be treated fairly under the law. I see no reason why if the marriage contract conveys certain things that if — if you — if you want to marry another woman that you can do that and have a contract.”

Article | Levi Joule.

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