Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a possible
2016 presidential candidate, this week signaled he could be evolving
on the issue of marriage equality.
Speaking to CNN's
Peter Hamby, Paul reiterated his opposition to marriage equality,
but not before stating that “even within the Republican Party”
people are rethinking the issue.
“Society's changing,” Paul said.
“I mean, people change their minds
all the time on this issue, and even within the Republican Party,
there are people whose child turns out to be gay and they're like,
'Oh well maybe I want to rethink this issue.' So it's been
rethought. The president's rethought the issue. So I mean, a lot of
people have rethought the issue.”
“The bottom line is, I'm old
fashioned, I'm a traditionalist. But I don't really think the
government needs to be too involved with this, and I think that the
Republican Party can have people on both sides of the issue.”
When Hamby asked, “You could rethink
it at some point, too?” Paul just shrugged.