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Rand Paul Backtracks After Likening Gay Marriage To Bestiality

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 7:39 AM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


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Sen. Rand Paul's criticism of Wednesday's same-sex marriage ruling, which included a rhetorical question about bestiality eventually being made legal, was sarcasm, the Kentucky Republican's office says.

Speaking to conservative radio host Glenn Beck, Paul delved into the question of whether or not lawmakers should imbue legislation with their own morals. Beck set up the statement by wondering whether the court's ruling – which found a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional – could logically lead to polygamy becoming legal.

"If you change one variable – man and a woman – to a man and a man and a woman and a woman, you cannot tell me then that you can't logically change the other variable," Beck said. "One man, three women. One woman, four men. Who are you to say that if I am a devout Muslim and I come over here and I have three wives, who are you to say if I am an American citizen that I can't have multiple marriages?"

Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate whose supporters include a large number of libertarian-leaning conservatives, said Beck was getting at a larger question of whether laws can include moral designations.

"This is a conundrum, and it gets back to what you were saying …whether or not churches should decide this," Paul said. "And it is difficult, because if we have no laws on this, people take it to one extension further. Does it have to be humans?"

"Sarcasm sometimes doesn't translate adequately from radio conversation," his communications director Moira Bagley said. "Sen. Paul did not suggest that striking down DOMA could lead to unusual marriage arrangements. What he was discussing was that having the state recognize marriage without definition could lead to marriages with no basis in reality." http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/27/rand-paul-bestiality-c
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 8:48 AM

BYTEMITE


I don't really have any problems with polygamy or polyandry so long as it's done right and not abusive.

Also, apart from the offspring consideration, I'm not even sure I can logically object to adult incest - and it's not like we legislate against other pairings that could result in children with medical complications. (This is where my squick line gets drawn though. Bleck)

There would have to be an overhaul of the tax code anyway. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 9:57 AM

PENGUIN


Interesting how the Right always plays the bestiality card.

There will never be marriage between man and Fido because marriage is based on mutual consent and Fido doesn't really have much to say on marriage except 'Squirrel!"


It is not the role of government to restrict or limit the things the Right finds "icky."







King of the Mythical Land that is Iowa

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Friday, June 28, 2013 2:38 AM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


Boy, you folks got beastiality on the brain.

Rand's talking about sexbots.




"When your heart breaks, you choose what to fill the cracks with. Love or hate. But hate won't ever heal. Only love can do that."

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Friday, June 28, 2013 4:53 AM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Hey Penguin, good to see you! :o)

Yeah, I find it interesting not just that their brains go to beastiality, but to virtually every "overly-dramatic" term when it comes to something/someone they don't like. Like the "terrorist", "Nazi", "Communist", etc., etc. Same idea, to me; whatever the WORST imaginable thing is that comes to mind, it's comes right out some people's mouths. Weird, that.

(You also get the prize for first guffaw of the morning for the immediate image that sprung to mind when my eyes rolled over "Squirrel!") ;o)


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