Ron Paul says gay marriage, abortion decisions should be left to states (EasternIowaGovernment)
Issues such as gay marriage and abortion are decisions that should fall to individual states and not the federal government, Texas Congressman Ron Paul said during a stop in Iowa City Monday.
Paul said because of his personal beliefs he is opposed to abortion and he supports the Defense of Marriage Act, a 1996 federal law that allowed states to refuse to recognize same-sex partnerships legally recognized in other states. President Obama recently instructed the Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
Paul said he doesn’t agree with Obama’s instruction because he thinks the president’s goal “is really to undermine state law that defines marriage.” One goal of the Defense of Marriage Act was to protect state laws, Paul said, adding he believes marriage is a very personal religious matter that ideally should not involve government.
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