Topeka Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Tuesday said he didn't compare homosexuality with criminal behavior during a discussion of a Republican Party platform committee.
"I didn't in any way equate homosexuality with drug use or polygamy," said Kobach.
Last week, at the Republican National Convention platform committee meeting in Tampa, Fla., Kobach argued against an amendment to the GOP's party platform that would have backed same-sex civil unions.
A part of the proposal that Kobach said he was arguing against said that government shouldn't criticize something that doesn't affect another person.
Kobach said that isn't true. For example, he noted, that government criminalizes drug use and polygamy. "We condemn those activities even though they are not hurting other people, at least directly. So this is worded way too broadly for inclusion in the platform,” Kobach had said.
Kobach said he was arguing against the broadness of the proposal. He said he was not equating homosexuality with either drug use or polygamy.