Ron Paul has said that he believes
marriage between two members of the same sex is a private affair.
The 76-year-old Paul made his remarks
during an interview with Barry Snell of the Iowa
During previous GOP debates, Paul has
said that he does not support a constitutional amendment banning gay
marriage, though he added that his personal belief is that marriage
should be between one man and one woman. A
position Rick Santorum has criticized.
“The government has no business in
your private life, you know, so if one person is allowed to do
something so should everyone else,” the Texas Rep. told Snell.
“The whole gay marriage issue is a private affair and the federal
government has no say.”
In discussing the recently repealed
policy that banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly, Paul
said that he believes heterosexual service members are “causing
more trouble than gays.”
“Well, like I said, everybody has the
same rights as everybody else, so homosexuals in the military isn't a
problem. It's only if they're doing things they shouldn't be, if
they're disruptive. But there's … men and women getting into
trouble with each other too. And there's a lot more heterosexuals in
the military, so logically they're causing more trouble than gays.
So yes, you just have the same rules for everybody and treat them all