Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul defended the Kentucky clerk who refuses to sign gay marriage licenses, saying on Fox News that people shouldn’t have to act against their religious beliefs.
“I have never been opposed to contracts between consenting adults,” Paul began. “But I am very much sympathetic to the idea that an individual shouldn’t have to sign or give their stamp of approval to something they object to. And I think there’s an in-between on this.”
Paul was also critical of the Supreme Court decision ruling the clerk, Kim Davis, had to sign the marriage licenses. “I don’t think the federal government should be involved in something that’s always been a state and local issue,” he continued.
“I think it’s a mistake to beat people over the head and say, ‘You must believe as we do.’ There ought to be some room for people to exercise their religious beliefs and not be told they have to do something they find morally objectionable,” Paul concluded.
Watch, via Fox News.
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