Buzzfeed published a story today proclaiming “Rand Paul said he doesn’t believe in the concept of gay rights.”
At first glance, the headline would understandably seem inflammatory to many. But how fair is it?
Many libertarians believe in the fundamental principle that rights aren’t inherent to one’s lifestyle, skin color, gender, or class, but rather the simple fact that we are all individuals. Senator Paul told a reporter in a 2013 interview that he does not believe in rights based on one’s behavior.