Skip to comments.Rand Paul: On Gay Marriage GOP Needs to ‘Agree to Disagree’ [Jun 26, 2013]
Posted on 04/23/2014 7:10:52 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told ABC News he believes the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act was appropriate, and that the issue should be left to the states. He praised Justice Anthony Kennedy for avoiding “a cultural war.”
“As a country we can agree to disagree,” Paul said today, stopping for a moment to talk as he walked through the Capitol. “As a Republican Party, that’s kind of where we are as well. The party is going to have to agree to disagree on some of these issues.”
The comments from Paul, a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, highlight how the party’s field could divide over gay marriage. Many Republicans have been unusually muted in their reactions to the Supreme Court rulings today.
Paul said he agreed with Kennedy, whom he called “someone who doesn’t just want to be in front of opinion but wants government to keep up with opinion.” He said Kennedy “tried to strike a balance.”
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How come whenever the libs take over, they do everything they want by any means necessary no matter how radical.
When we take over, its milquetoast.
I don’t agree
His hair piece is affecting his brain.
Only if “we” are the establishment RINOs.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
Palin, Cruz, or LOSE. The Paulista is a DemocRat. Surprise, surprise.
Paul is just as bad as his 2014 Senate candidate, Mitch McTerrible.
I don't see it in the Breaking News sidebar.
I did see Maddow tonight attributed the unearthing of his past Reagan comment (posted here a few hours ago) to a David Corn's investigation.
Does Paul know the ultimate opponents are the Democrats? S o far all I’m seeing is the thrust of his campaign is against Republicans.
I had never known about that speculation until now, I also didn’t know that he is so short.
If that is true about his wearing a wig, that could be interesting.
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Cruz seems to agree. He introduced legislation that recognizes any definition of marriage that the states decide to pass:
Cruz, Lee introduce State Marriage Defense Act
Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah introduced the “State Marriage Defense Act” on Wednesday. Rep. Randy Weber (R-Tex.) introduced similar legislation in the House in early January. If passed, the bill would cede marriage definition to states
If you believe in the Constitution as written, the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The 10th Amendment applies here. Regulating marriage is not an enumerated power of the Federal government. Rules and regulations governing marriage are the responsibility of the states and the people. Whether or not you agree or disagree with homosexual marriage, Paul is correct in his reading of the Constitution.
There appears to be a misprint in the first lie of the article Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., should read Sen. Rand Paul, Libertarian-Ky.
Perhaps if he also gets a pair of eyebrow wiglets (like his dad), he will gain more traction with his "raise the white flag" campaign. (But probably not.)
In typical contrast between a conservative and a libertarian, Paul is trying to find ways to make gay marriage permanent, and Ted Cruz is seeking ways to oppose it and wound it, in the hopes of defeating it.
After he, Palin, and conservatives lost on DOMA, which Rand was on Obamas pro-gay marriage side on, Cruz came up quickly with legislation to continue the fight.
Teabagger Senators Cruz & Lee Introduce Bill To Ban Feds From Recognizing Out-Of-State Same-Sex Marriages
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Teabagistan) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Teabagistan) today jointly introduced a bill that limits the federal government to only recognizing same-sex marriages that are conducted legally in the state where the married couple resides. Last month a similar House bill, written by the Family Research Council, was introduced by Rep. Randy Weber.