Ted Cruz To Introduce Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

While President Obama and the new GOP Congress must find ways to reach common ground to work together to continue economic progress, Senator Ted Cruz has other things on his mind. Instead of coming up with solutions to lingering economic woes, Cruz would rather spend his time blocking gay and lesbian Americans from marrying. 

While President Obama hailed same sex marriage equality as a “story of freedom” and “a civil right,” Cruz took the opposite opinion:

“Well, he is certainly entitled to his views, and I think the proper place to debate those issues is in the legislative chambers. I’m a constitutionalist. From the beginning of this country, marriage has been a question of the states, and we should not have the federal government, or unelected judges, setting aside the policy judgment of the elected legislatures and imposing their own instead.”

“Because, as I said, I’m a constitutionalist, If a state chooses to adopt gay marriage, that’s within its constitutional authority to do so, but if it chooses not to, if it chooses traditional marriage, that is also within its constitutional purview. Part of the genius of the framers of our Constitution was allowing for the now 50 states to be laboratories of democracy, to adopt and reflect different policy choices state by state.”

Remember back in October, Cruz announced he would propose such an amendment to block lower court rulings who went against “the will of the people” and effectively reverse such decisions:

“The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is both tragic and indefensible. Marriage is a question for the States. That is why I have introduced legislation, S. 2024, to protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage. And that is why, when Congress returns to session, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws.”

AKA- Cruz will introduce a constitutional amendment to block judges from doing their jobs because he is a bitter homophobe.

Cruz has announced that we will continue to go through with his promise in response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

But Cruz doesn’t know a thing about the Constitution, according to Stephen Peters, spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign, who said:

“While Sen. Cruz claims to be a ‘constitutionalist,’ he conveniently ignores the fundamental element of the Constitution that guarantees equal protection of the law for all Americans, including LGBT people.”

“Loving and committed same-sex couples deserve the same rights, responsibilities, and privileges that come with marriage, and the Supreme Court will hopefully soon affirm this. Sen. Cruz’s defiant efforts to try to stop marriage equality place him not only on the wrong side of history, but in a shameful group of people who deplorably use their influence to repress minorities,” Stephens continued.

Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal voiced his support for Cruz’s amendment in an interview with ABC News, saying:

“I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. My faith teaches me that, my Christian faith teaches me that. I’m not for discrimination against anybody. I know that many politicians are evolving, so-called evolving on this issue based on the polls. I don’t change my views based on the polls.”

AKA – I believe my religious views should be the law of the land, and if you aren’t part of MY PERSONAL religious faith, too bad, so sad.

These two, including Mike Huckabee, will be laughed at in history books for their assault on equal rights. Cruz is turning himself into the modern day George Wallace.