Paul Ryan, the budget hawk and conservative darling that Mitt Romney has selected as his vice presidential running mate, has in a number of media appearances shown impatience when asked about LGBT rights issues.
His disinclination to broach the topic should not be mistaken for anything other than nearly absolute fealty to social conservative dogma.
“Actually, I came on to talk about the debt crisis we have and the budget,” Ryan complained when asked his views on marriage equality by David Gregory on “Meet the Press” this past February. “I support the Wisconsin amendment to define marriage between a man and a woman… I don’t know why we are spending all this time talking about this. We’ve got a debt crisis coming and the administration just gave us a budget that simply just charts another path to debt and decline.”