Thiel’s Gay Rights Convention Speech ‘Important’ GOP Moment

Peter Thiel at the Hy! Summit. Photo by Dan Taylor and Heisenberg Media.

Townhall.com Politics Editor Guy Benson joined Megyn Kelly on Fox News to discuss the importance of Peter Thiel’s important Republican Convention speech. Thiel is one of the co-founders of PayPal and is incredibly important in the Silicon Valley community.

Benson, who is himself a gay Republican, makes several important points about this important moment in GOP history. The Republican Party should be the party of personal liberty. That doesn’t mean it always has been, and it certainly doesn’t mean we all have to agree on what is and is not proper behavior. It does mean, however, people should be free to live their lives as they choose so long as they aren’t harming others. Unfortunately, Republicans have NOT always held this view when it comes to gay rights, and it’s simply unacceptable. One cannot reasonably argue the government shouldn’t be involved in health care, the oil and gas industry, or has no business imposing Common Core but then turn around and say the government SHOULD legislate what marriage ought to look like. Freedom is freedom is freedom is freedom. No excuses.

PHOTO: Peter Thiel at the Hy! Summit. Photo by Dan Taylor and Heisenberg Media.