During Tuesday’s meeting of the Republican National Convention Platform, Kansas Secretary of State and Mitt Romney’s adviser on immigration issues, Kris Kobach, made what he thought was a valid argument against an amendment that would have ended the GOP’s longstanding support of the Defense of Marriage Act:
“Our government routinely judges situations where you might regard people completely affecting themselves—like, for example, the use of controlled substances. Like polygamy that is voluntarily entered in to. We condemn those activities even though they are not hurting other people, at least directly. So this is worded way to broadly for inclusion in the platform.”
The amendment was proposed by Pat Kerby, an RNC delegate from Nevada, who argued that “under the constitution, every American gets treated equally under the law.” That dog apparently won’t hunt for the GOP this time around as the amendment was subsequently struck down.
Kobach is known for his vehement anti-immigration stance and in 2004 he claimed that the Human Rights Campaign and other LGBT organizations supported “homosexual pedophilia.” Then when Kobach came out in support of the Romney campaign earlier this year, Mitt was ecstatic to have someone he called “a true conservative.”
So, for the record, this is a true conservative:
Beautiful ain’t it? Like a white tiger—or asbestos.
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