Rand Paul Clarifies LGBT Discrimination Comments: No One Should Be Fired for Being Gay
On CNN today, Rand Paul clarified his statements on LGBT workplace discrimination and made it clear he doesn’t think anyone should be fired for being gay.
Paul said yesterday, “The things you do in your house, if you could just leave those in your house, they wouldn’t have to be part of the workplace, to tell you the truth.”
Wolf Blitzer confronted Paul about those comments, and Paul said very clearly, “I don’t think anybody should be fired for being gay. I do also, though, believe that your personal life should be personal.”
And what he means by that is that no one should be hired or fired based on their personal life; your personal life should have no bearing on your work.
Paul also said that he doesn’t want the federal government involved and is concerned about people who could decide to file suits just because they happen to be gay, even if their firing had nothing to do with their sexual orientation.
Hillary Clinton‘s campaign had pounced after his initial remarks:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 14, 2015
Watch above, via CNN.
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