NHDP - In the ‘Live Free or Die’ state, neither Rand Paul or Ted Cruz live by that Motto

Today, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz talk to the Republican Liberty Caucus in Nashua. While both of these GOP candidates like to tout themselves as new and different, we know that’s just not true. In the “Live Free or Die” state, neither Paul or Cruz live by that motto.

“When it comes to women’s rights over their own health care and marriage equality, Paul and Cruz are not on the side of liberty. Granite Staters deserve a leader that will expand opportunity for all Americans, not just a select few.” - Lizzy Price, New Hampshire Democratic Party Communications Director

Women’s Health

Rand Paul says he’s a fan of individual liberties, but he seems to hold many exceptions, especially if you’re a woman. And Ted Cruz is right there with him.

Both Paul and Cruz signed onto legislation that actually allows an employer to fire a woman for having premarital sex.

Cruz promised to “lead the fight” to shut down the government in order to defund Planned Parenthood, which provides much-needed health services to thousands of women in the Granite State. Rand Paul? He’d favor shutting down the government rather than provide funding for women’s health services to Planned Parenthood too.

Oh and a woman’s choice over her own body? In case you didn’t pick up on a theme, both Cruz and Paul say no on this one.

LGBT Rights

LGBT rights? Yeah Paul and Cruz aren’t big on those either.

Cruz and Paul are both in agreement that businesses should have the right to discriminate against gay Americans if it goes against their religion.

Cruz even sponsored legislation that would give organizations a license to discriminate against same-sex couples.

And Paul has elaborated on his backwards views on marriage, saying that same-sex marriage “offends myself and a lot of people.” I don’t think the memo that marriage is now legal for everyone. But Cruz did and he encouraged states to ignore the Supreme Court ruling. We’re not kidding.