Going beyond your own personal morals, what you would do if you were in charge of these groups, do you inherently believe that private citizens and private businesses should have the right to associate with ever they wish without the government dictating it to them? Even if you disagree with the sentiment, and abhor the actions, do these groups have the right to make the decision for themselves... similarly to how we may abhor speech from the KKK, but we fight to defend their right to say it? Is it ok for the Boy Scouts to disallow homosexuals? Is it ok for the African American or Hispanic advocasy groups to disallow whites? Is it ok for private restraunts to disallow service to anyone because of their race or gender, etc? Should the PGA or NBA or maybe any given "men's group" be able to disallow women from competing? The question is not whether you personally think about these acts, but rather, whether you think private organizations should have the right to make these choices for themselves... as some would certainly not affect or bother you in the least. Many partisans and shallow thinkers las week jumped on Rand Paul for his insightful principled position against government involvement in personal rights and the freedom of association. He strongly supports the law as a whole, had no intention of ever pushing for repeal (obviously), only honestly answered a question about 1 of the 10 clauses of the bill which eliminated the ability for PRIVATE businesses to limit service to people based upon race. Rand, and I think all of agree, that this is a despicable act and should be pointed out as such and such businesses should be put out of business by the free market system, but does the government have the right to come in and dictate this? What if the government wants to dictate things that we all generally disagree with or find morally reprehensible? Do we only support this clause because we thankfully don't like the action it prohibits? On a personal note, I'd just like to say that as a society we often complain and cry out for politicians who are willing to tell us how it is, to be able to speak honestly and from the heart from principled positions... not from polling data or by weaseling around the question in an effort to piss off as few people as possible. I find it infinitely refreshing to have a politician like Rand Paul and Ron Paul who speak from principle and are incredibly honest and forthright people. A trait that is sadly missing from the rest of politics. Many poeple seem to think that Ron's statement was in some sort of Gotcha hidden camera moment... and if you get your news exclusively from HuffPo, etc. you probably thought that... when in reality he was being interviewed several weeks ahead of the election by a board of newspaper editors in Kentucky. He knew he was being video taped and he knew it wouldn't be a popular answer. It's just sad that everyone proved just how bad our soundbite media is this last week. How people avoid deep meaningful discussion at all costs as long as they can get a dig in on the other side. As long as it will help their political odds. God help us if our politics never rises above this crap.