Rand Paul supports individual rights – not gay rights – and the distinction is important | Rare


“I am for equal rights for individuals, but I am not for judging individuals based on their behavior. I don’t think I’ve ever used the word gay rights, because I don’t really believe in rights based on your behavior.” Read more at http://rare.us/story/rand-paul-supports-individual-rights-not-gay-rights-and-the-distinction-is-important/#jB5Bb0zCCThTLUwl.99
“I am for equal rights for individuals, but I am not for judging individuals based on their behavior.
I don’t think I’ve ever used the word gay rights, because I don’t really believe in rights based on your behavior.”

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.

via Rand Paul supports individual rights – not gay rights – and the distinction is important | Rare.

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