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Rand Paul on DOMA3

Timothy Kincaid

June 26th, 2013

Rand Paul, darling of the Tea Party, weighed in on the DOMA3 ruling: (ABC)

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told ABC News he believes the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act was appropriate, and that the issue should be left to the states. He praised Justice Anthony Kennedy for avoiding “a cultural war.”

“As a country we can agree to disagree,” Paul said today, stopping for a moment to talk as he walked through the Capitol. “As a Republican Party, that’s kind of where we are as well. The party is going to have to agree to disagree on some of these issues.”

Republicans have, on whole, been pretty muted in response. This may well indicate that the party has abandoned its desire to pass a federal marriage amendment and even its ‘litmus test’ on the issue.

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Steve
June 26th, 2013 | LINK

You obviously missed the press conference his colleagues staged.

Timothy Kincaid
June 26th, 2013 | LINK

Steve,

I’ve tried to hear what I can. I know that there was a press conference where a handful of the far right read statements (10 out of 234 Republicans in the House), but it seems to have been a minor event as best I can tell.

Pedant
June 26th, 2013 | LINK

Timothy, I recommend abandoning apostrophes in the word “its” (the possessive of “it”). “It’s” is a contraction of “it is,” and only that.

Jack
June 27th, 2013 | LINK

Only minutes before this statement he was talking about to Glenn Beck about how the ruling “was a step closer to legalizing animal-human unions”.

Then he told ABC it was “appropriate”.

Is he tailoring his message to what he thinks a given audience’s expectations will be????

Priya Lynn
June 27th, 2013 | LINK

Pedant I can never remember which is which so I use its and it’s interchangeably.

Timothy Kincaid
June 27th, 2013 | LINK

fixed

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