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Published On: Mon, Mar 16th, 2015

Ted Cruz leads battle to pass amendment to protest states’ right to ban gay marriage

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz spoke out against federal judges reversing voter-approved same-sex marriage bans during an interview with WHO radio host Jan Mickelson.

Cruz called the decisions “a real danger to our liberty,” and vowed to propose legislation that allows states to make their own decisions regarding gay marriage.

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Senator Ted Cruz
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“We have seen judges, and especially the Supreme Court, ignoring the law,” Cruz told WHO radio host Jan Mickelson. “If the courts were following the Constitution, we shouldn’t need a new amendment, but they are, as you put it quite rightly, ‘making it up’ right now and it’s a real danger to our liberty.”

Cruz promised to introduce a constitutional amendment that would ensure “that the federal government and unelected judges cannot set aside the democratically elected legislatures’ reasonable decisions to enact and protect traditional marriage.”

In Feruary, Cruz reintroduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which would allow states to enforce their own definition of marriage.

The bill was co-sponsored by 11 other senators, and Texas Rep. Randy Weber introduced a partner bill in the House. Nearly two dozen representatives co-sponsored the House bill.

“I support traditional marriage and we should reject attempts by the Obama administration to force same-sex marriage on all 50 states,” Cruz said in a statement.

“The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for their citizens.”

The US Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments for and against the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky, and is expected to make a decision by the end of June 2015.

Gay marriage has been a heated topic over the past two years, and bans against gay marriage have been reversed or are currently in litigation in all 50 states.

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  1. John Howard says:

    He’s a Libertarian not a Conservative, pushing a state’s rights not trying to preserve marriage. The way to preserve marriage is with a federal Natural Marriage and Reproduction Act that prohibits creating a person except by joining a sperm of a man and an egg of a woman, prescribes the effect of marriage as approving and allowing the couple to procreate offspring together, and voids all same-sex marriages in every state.

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