Thursday, March 12, 2015

This Man Wants To Be President, Part 2: Rand Paul

Rand Paul, the Senator from Kentucky, and a Republican, of course, has come out against same-sex marriage in an effort to appease his base for when he makes his failed run at the White House.

Sadly, though, Paul seems to be unaware of what the American people feel about same-sex marriage: even among Republicans, yes, among Republicans, support for marriage equality stands at 61% Republican adults 30 years old and younger … the very people from whom Paul wants support:
“I’m for traditional marriage. I think marriage is between a man and a woman. Ultimately, we could have fixed this a long time ago if we just allowed contracts between adults. We didn’t have to call it marriage, which offends myself and a lot of people.”
But, Rand, if you say that straight couples are married and gay couples are, what, “contracted” or “civil unioned” it is basically that same old ‘separate but equal’ crap that we know, or at least some of us know, doesn’t work.
But he does go on:
“I think having competing contracts that would give them equivalency before the law would have solved a lot of these problems, and it may be where we’re still headed."
First off, don’t call us ‘them;’ call us ‘we;’ call us Americans because that’s what we are and we deserve the same equal treatment under the law as all Americans.

Secondly, we cannot be headed toward making same-sex marriage a ‘contract’ because, and this is just me, and the hundreds of thousands of other same-sex couples, I will not be under contract to Carlos; I will be his husband and he will be mine, and you, Rand, will never be President.
via NCRM


Frank said...

Unfortunately there are people who will support Republican (wingnut) candidates for reasons (and I use the term unrelated to the term rational) other than because of their views for or against marriage equality. Even some LGBT persons will vote Republican to shoot themselves in the foot because of their "conservative" economic issues or other craziness.

anne marie in philly said...

just say NO to idiots like paul (and santorum, and palin, and christie, and graham, and carson, and and and...)

Susan said...

It has seemed for a very long time, the worst possible Democratic candidate is far better than the so-called best Republican candidate.

the dogs' mother said...

If I knew about this contract biz I would have written a few things into The Engineer's copy. Something about dog poo...

Biki Honko said...

I'm stunned at his idea of having contracts for LGBT Americans who want to marry. What a tool.

Helen Lashbrook said...

If there are to be contracts, then they should be for all, regardless of sexual orientation. But wait! I have a genius idea to save the cost of changing all marriages to contracts.....we keep marriage for everyone regardless of who they love.