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Blake Masters' Views on Gay Marriage May Surprise His Political Master Peter Thiel

Added 06-27-22 04:49:01am EST - “Tech billionaire Peter Thiel has been making major contributions to his former employee Blake Masters. Thiel might be surprised by Masters' view on Thiel's own wedding.” - Thedailybeast.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thedailybeast.com: “Blake Masters’ Gay Marriage Views May Surprise Peter Thiel”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel has been making major contributions to his former employee Blake Masters. Thiel might be surprised by Masters’ view on Thiel’s own wedding.

Republican senatorial candidate Blake Masters enjoys the financial and political support of his longtime friend, mentor, and billionaire business partner Peter Thiel, who is gay. But Masters, who attended Thiel’s wedding, also apparently believes Thiel’s marriage should be illegal.

“It’s not just Disney, you know—‘follow your heart,’” Masters said at a campaign event earlier this year. “It has a point.”

That “point,” he said, is making children. And since there’s no procreation within same-sex marriages, Masters reasoned, those unions don’t have a point—and therefore should be banned.

Masters, 34, shared this perspective in February with an audience at a Republican Women’s Club event in San Tan Valley, Arizona, where he’s running for Senate. The 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage, he told this group, amounted to “squinting and making up so-called rights in the Constitution.”

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