In a recent interview, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul sounded
pessimistic on the future of limiting marriage to heterosexual
Speaking to David Brody on CBN's The Brody File, Paul
suggested allowing the debate on gay marriage “to go on for another
couple of decades and see if we can still win back the hearts and
minds of people.”
“Do you think you could ever get there in terms of being a
supporter of same-sex marriage at some point? I know you believe in
traditional marriage,” Brody asked.
“I think that, you know, we've got a long history with marriage.
I'm not kind of willing to give up on it yet. … The family unit is
something that has come about for thousands of years, you know, we've
had a family structure. And I think it's an important structure.
And not everybody in the country in going to agree with me on that,
you know, there are people, and young people seem to be changing
their opinions, but I think we should still be in favor of what we're
in favor of, and that's that there is a traditional family unit, and
that it's important.”
“The law is going to be somewhat different in the sense that
the, you know, where marriage is adjudicated. Whether it's at the
federal level or the state level. We've always had marriage
certificates, and we've had them at the state level. If we keep it
that way, maybe we can still have the discussion go on without making
the decision go all the way one way or all the way the other way.
'Cause I think right now if we say we believe in a federally mandated
one man, one woman marriage, we're going to lose that battle, because
the country is going the other way right now. If we were to say each
state can decide, I think a good 25, 30 states still do believe in
traditional marriage and maybe we allow the debate to go on for
another couple of decades and see if we can still win back the hearts
and minds of people.” (The full interview is embedded on this
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