Here’s what Paul published on the Web site of Lew Rockwell — allegedly one of the authors of his racist, homophobic newsletters — about the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas that struck down the state’s anti-sodomy laws, which prohibited sex between men:
The Court determined that Texas had no right to establish its own standards for private sexual conduct, because gay sodomy is somehow protected under the 14th amendment “right to privacy.” Ridiculous as sodomy laws may be, there clearly is no right to privacy nor sodomy found anywhere in the Constitution. There are, however, states’ rights — rights plainly affirmed in the Ninth and Tenth amendments. Under those amendments, the State of Texas has the right to decide for itself how to regulate social matters like sex, using its own local standards. But rather than applying the real Constitution and declining jurisdiction over a properly state matter, the Court decided to apply the imaginary Constitution and impose its vision on the people of Texas.
This plays neatly into the hands of Paul’s Christian Reconstructionist friends, who seek the destruction of the federal government for the opportunity to implement “God’s law” on earth.