Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said on Thursday he supports Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, and added she “shouldn’t be forced” to sign a form she finds objectionable on religious grounds.
“I do support the notion that she shouldn’t be forced to sign something she finds religiously objectionable,” Paul said during an interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”
On Tuesday, Paul said people like Davis who are “making a stand” for their beliefs are a “part of the American way.”
Paul did not say whether he had spoken to Davis, but said she “just doesn’t want to sign it because it indicates her approval of this.”
After “thousands of years” of defining marriage between a man and woman, Paul said he wasn’t sure what would happen in his home state.
“I’m not sure what will happen there,” he said.
Paul said allowing gay marriage should have been “a state and local issue.”