A Republican who defected from the Republican Party before voting for President Trump’s impeachment, and is now running for president, has his finger on the pulse of what matters to Americans in 2020: gay sex, same-sex marriage, and pretending to be the sex you aren’t.
Trying to be the man for challenging times, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said he believes the definition of “sex” should be expanded in the eyes of the law, according to the Washington Examiner.
In a May 1 telephone interview, Amash, who recently formed an exploratory committee for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president, said he’s devoted to special rights for transgender and gay people.
“I would protect transgender Americans under the protections that exist for sex,” he told Forbes, vaguely.
The congressman also endorsed gay marriage, but he noted that the government should not be involved in marriage certificates.
“I’ve always held the view that the government should not be a part of marriage. I think that marriage should be a private contract or a religious ceremony and not something that the government is a part of. But if the government is going to be a part of marriage for straight couples, then it must also allow others to get married,” Amash said.
When asked to weigh in on the recent allegation of sexual assault leveled against Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Amash called for “due process,” though no crime has actually yet been alleged.
Amash stressed he would be a candidate free of such scandals, offering a phrase that might be campaign-slogan-worthy: “I have nothing in my closet.”