Rand Paul Wants All Of U.S. To Return To Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — Leave Gayness At Home (VIDEO)

On Oct. 14, Rand Paul continued his outreach to younger voters by visiting Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Paul is actually planning on visiting 11 college campuses in Iowa this week in an initiative to secure 10,000 caucus commitments from college students. He calls it his “Iowa 10,000” campaign tour. While he did draw a crowd of supporters that reached about 200, he continued on a narrow-minded trend of isolating the LGBT community. Maybe not a smart thing to do on a college campus.

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During his time onstage, Rand Paul did take some time to answer a few questions. One student asked:

“Do you think an employer should be able to fire an LGBT employee because that person is LGBT?”

Now while Rand Paul tried to give the best “political” answer he could, he could not contain his bigoted ways. Paul responded by saying:

“I think really the things you do in your house we could just leave those in your house, and they wouldn’t have to be part of the workplace to tell you the truth. These are very difficult decisions on what you decide will be employer’s decisions and not. And it really isn’t so much about that question as it is about, that it sets up a classification, or a class of people who can now sue. You see what I mean? So what happens is, it sets up a whole industry of people who want to sue. So if you happen to be gay and you get fired, now you have a reason you can file. But it’s almost impossible sometimes, you know people don’t put up a sign saying, “I’m firing you because you’re gay.” It’s something that’s very much disputed. And so, I don’t know that we need to keep adding to different classifications to say, that the government needs to be involved in the hiring and firing. I think society is rapidly changing, and that if you are gay, there are plenty of places that will hire you.

So according to Rand Paul, gay people must leave their “gayness” at home so it doesn’t become part of the workplace. Rand Paul does know being gay is not contagious…right? Also, it will make your employer’s decisions easier. Lastly, “there are plenty of places that will hire you,” so no worries. Forget about your dream job, just go work for a gay-friendly company, after you ask of course.

I really hope the LGBT community remembers what is at stake with ignorance like this wanting to run the country. As for “classifications,” this usually happens when a group of people are having their rights violated and suppressed.

While Rand Paul has had his fundraising issues, as well as poll numbers dropping, I hope his bigoted rhetoric puts the final nail in his political coffin.


Kristie is 22-years-old and resides in Nashville, TN. While reading is a passion, she also has a passion for writing. Reporting on social issues such as LGBT rights, racial injustices, and religious intolerance, she also has a vested interest in the current political climate in America.