Repugnicanism: Rand Paul’s Double Standard
Written by Natalie Davis on October 14, 2015
Despite marriage equality being the law of the land, right-wing presidential candidate Rand Paul still wants LGBT people to hide in closets.
Members of the inclusive gay community may be able to marry throughout the US, but in 31 states, they still can be fired from their jobs for not being heterosexual. Rand Paul is okay with the law allowing gays in more than half the nation to be treated as second-class citizens. The Hill reported that on Oct. 14, he told an audience at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, that LGBT married couples should not mention their spouses or their lives while on the job.
He said changing social norms have opened up new employment opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, making workplace anti-discrimination laws unnecessary.
“I think society is rapidly changing, and if you are gay, there are plenty of places that will hire you,” Paul said. “And I would say the vast majority of corporations already privately have manuals or work manuals that say don’t discriminate in any way, and I think that to be the fact. So I’m really for the government not to be more involved in this situation.”
In addition to running for president, the spawn of Ron Paul has a job and a spouse. He is not shy about trotting her out for work purposes, both as senator’s wife and candidate’s arm candy.
His embracing of a cruel and unjust double standard and his willingness to force LGBT couples back into closets prove Rand Paul is not fit for public service. Is he willing to stop showing off or talking about Kelley Paul in the context of his career? I doubt it.
Give him points for consistency: He does not want pigmentational minority citizens to have legal protection from workplace discrimination, so he’s a consistent bigot.
The good news is: We don’t have to worry about him becoming president in 2016. Republican voters are too busy throwing their support behind two even more disgusting candidates.