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 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.