The new Republican Party Platform is being shaped by a Romney advisor who compared being gay to polygamy and drug use.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Koback is the man behind many controversial Republican policies such as Arizona’s “papers please” immigration law. Currently, Koback is in Tampa helping write GOP policy, where he made remarks comparing being gay to polygamy and drug use while arguing against an amendment that would have ended the GOP’s support for the Defense of Marriage Act.
As reported by ThinkProgress, while debating the GOP’s platform language on marriage Koback made the following statement about gays and restricting their rights:
“Our government routinely judges situations where you might regard people completely affecting themselves … like for example the use of controlled substances, like for example polygamy, that is voluntarily entered into. We condemn those activities even though they are not hurting other people, at least directly”.
Alicia Menendez of HuffPost Live and Patricia Murphy of Citizen Jane Politics weigh in on the matter along with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Politics Nation in the video below: