AZ: Outed Sheriff Calls Marriage Equality a “States’ Rights” Issue

Written by scott on February 19th, 2012

Gay Arizona Sheriff and Marriage EqualityPaul Babeu made mention of Ron Paul’s position on gay marriage during his coming out press conference on Saturday.

When asked whether he supports gay marriage, Babeu danced around the subject, saying he saw it as a states’ rights issue.

“This is an issue not for the federal government, I see this as, and a lot of people connect this to Ron Paul, as a states’ rights issue. That this should not be an issue for the federal government. Anything that is not enumerated in the Constitution would fall to the states.”

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  1. Ned Flaherty says:

    The frequent Republican argument about “state rights” is only a code word to preserve discrimination at the state and federal level which was legalized by DOMA (Defense-of-Marriage Act).

    The only way to achieve fairness in taxation, pensions, Social Security, military pay, burial rites, inheritance, and more is to require every state to follow the U.S. Constitution and grant full marriage equality nationwide.

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