On Monday, Pinal County Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the government should not be telling churches who can and can’t get married (video below).
Babeu, a Republican who is running for the U.S. House, resigned as Arizona co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Saturday afternoon amid allegations of threatening to deport a former male lover.
Babeu said: “This is where I go Ron Paul on people. I believe in less government at the federal level. They should get out of people’s lives. Unless its an enumerated power in the Constitution, it falls to the states. This is where it falls to the states.”
“I can tell you my personal belief and my political belief is I believe in freedom of religion, and there are faiths and religions, that our government shouldn’t get involved in, that absolutely do not condone gay marriage."