- Aug 27, 2008
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Correct me if I'm wrong. He believes that individual states should make the rules on marriage. Therefore, in his view, a state could deny someone the same rights that others have.Is he not against allowing gays to have the same benefits as the rest of us?
Why would he not want them to have the same benefits as anybody else? He says they can define marriage however they want, and voted to repeal DADT.
I have a big problem with that.
Well if you look at the issue from a constitutional perspective then that is correct. I'm guessing most states would need to amend their constitutions to allow them any say whatsoever in defining marriage, but that's how federalism works. That would certainly be preferable to a one size fits all federal decision, but it's not the best decision. As I've already told you, Ron Paul says all levels of government should stay out of the marriage business completely and allow people to define marriage for themselves.