Paul Ryan: Preventing some people who love each other to get married is a “universal human value”

Pam’s House Blend brought our attention to an overlooked tidbit in All Things Paul Ryan this week; while the media has been all over his “surprising” statement that Republicans need to let go of pursuing a DADT repeal, that didn’t stop him from telling his supporters that marriage equality was totes still on the chopping block.

At a town hall in Cincinnati yesterday, he went as far to say that marriage inequality was a “universal human value”:

“The things you talk about like traditional marriage and family and entrepreneurship. These aren’t values that are indicative to any one person or creed or color. These are American values, these are universal human values.”

I guess Ryan missed the memo that a “universal value” is a belief held by all people — you know, as in everyone. Unless when he says “universal,” he means not gay people or the majority of the country (or in the world) whom support marriage equality, but the “universal” collection of people who don’t think gay people should get married. Or something.

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