Equality before the law
It's all well and good, commendable in fact, that the Libertarian Party, according to Wes Benedict, executive director of that party, holds that "no law [should] depend(s) on one's sexual identity," and that his party's platform "... has always embraced full equality before the law."
However, there was a time in the U.S when segregation of the races was the law in some states, particularly in the South. It wasn't until the federal government stepped in and changed that heinous condition by enacting The Civil Rights Act of 1964, that discrimination against African Americans and women was outlawed, and segregation in the workplace, schools and businesses that served the public was ended, among other provisions. Libertarians oppose, for the most part, any interference or regulation by government upon private enterprise as an imposition on individual rights.
My question to Mr. Benedict, as representing the Libertarian Party, is: Does the party support and agree with the tenets of The Civil Rights Act, which imposes non-discrimination regulations on private businesses based on race, gender or sexual identity? U.S. Senator Rand Paul, who holds libertarian views, had a tough time answering that question on The Rachel Maddow Show, and in fact could not bring himself to answer in the affirmative.
Will ShonbrunBoyes Springs