Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) beckpedaled Wednesday after he suggested that the Supreme Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage could lead to bestiality.
The self-described “libertarian Republican” told conservative firebrand Glenn Beck that, in the absence of marriage laws, people may attempt to marry other species.
“But it is difficult, because if we have no laws on this, people take it to one extension further – does it have to be humans?” Paul said. “The question is: can some social mores be part of legislation? Historically, we did at the state legislative level, we did allow for some social mores to be part of it.”
But the very same day, Paul sang a very different tune in an interview on Fox News Channel.
“Like I said, I don’t think it will be with multiple humans, and I think it will be human and human,” Paul told Fox’s Megyn Kelly. “And so I didn’t mean that to mean anything other than that I think the government will still probably be involved in defining marriage to a certain aspect. I don’t think we’re going on towards polygamy or things beyond that.”