Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan reiterated his well-known opposition to same-sex marriage in Cincinnati today.
As ThinkProgress noted of this CNN clip, Ryan responded to an audience member’s question by declaring, “The things you talk about like traditional marriage and family and entrepreneurship…these aren’t values that are indicative to any one person or race or creed or color.”
Ryan, who is also adamantly anti-abortion, then went on to note, “These are American values, these are universal human values.”
The Wisconsin congressman’s statement, however blunt it may be, should come as little surprise to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates. As The New Civil Rights Movement points out, Ryan currently has a zero percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and a mere 13 percent rating from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).