Ron Paul on Open Service
October 26 2011 11:55 AM ET
He may have a snowball's chance of winning the GOP presidential nomination, but Rep. Ron Paul's views on gays in the military and marriage are a stark contrast to those of his fellow Republican challengers.
"Everybody has the same rights as everybody else, so homosexuals in the military isn't a problem. It's only if they're doing things they shouldn't be, if they're disruptive," Paul said in a September interview with the Iowa State Daily published Wednesday. "But there's ... men and women getting into trouble with each other too. And there's a lot more heterosexuals in the military, so logically they're causing more trouble than gays. So yes, you just have the same rules for everybody and treat them all the same."
On gay marriage: "The government has no business in your private life, you know, so if one
person is allowed to do something so should everyone else," Paul said. "The whole
gay marriage issue is a private affair and the federal government has no
Read the interview here.
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