For a US Senator who wants smaller government and less regulation, Rand Paul (R-KY), seems to feel differently when discussing social issues like gay marriage, where he conveniently forgets his self-proclaimed libertarian bent and rails that there apparently is not enough government interference and regulation.
Last week Sen. Paul had this to say about marriage equality rights when he spoke with the very conservative American Family Association’s, Bryan Fischer.
“We should try to keep it as a state issue… My fear is that in federalizing it, we’re going to lose the battle for the whole country. And keeping it state-by-state… that we’ll still have areas that will continue to have traditional marriage… If the urban centers are able to dictate for the rest of the country what our definition on marriage is, I’m a little concerned about that.”
Clearly, Sen. Paul isn’t pleased to see the country’s growing acceptance that marriage equality is a civil right worthy of federal recognition become the majority opinion. With more states looking to recognize same sex marriage and the US Supreme Court’s expected ruling on California’s controversial Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 2013 is shaping up to be a “tipping point” in the United States.