Video: Romney Advisor Kris Kobach Compares Gays to Polygamy, Drug Abuse

| by Michael Allen

Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach recently compared homosexuality to drug use and polygamy, while opposing an amendment to the GOP platform that would have eliminated the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law signed by President Clinton that allows states not to recognize gay marriage from another state, reports ThinkProgress.org.

A delegate from Nevada, Pat Kerby, introduced an amendment to strike down DOMA, but Kobach, who reportedly advises the Romney campaign on immigration, opposed the amendment.

ThinkProgress reports that Kobach said:

"Our government routinely judges sutuatons 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."

Video is from C-Span via ThinkProgress.org: