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Cruz says SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage is clearly wrong

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It is "clearly wrong" that the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, according to Senator Ted Cruz.

According to Cruz, Obergefell v. Hodge, the 2015 Supreme Court decision, in which a 5–4 majority found that the Equal Protection Clause and due process clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed same-sex marriages the fundamental right to marry, guarantees the fundamental right to marriage to same-sex couples.

“Marriage was always an issue that was left to the states. We saw states before Obergefell that were moving—some states were moving to allow gay marriage, other states were moving to allow civil partnerships. There were different standards that the states were adopting,” Cruz said.

“Obergefell, like Roe versus Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation’s history,” Cruz told podcast Verdict+. “In Obergefell, the court said, ‘no, we know better than you guys do,’ and now every state must sanction and permit gay marriage. I think that decision was clearly wrong when it was decided. It was the court overreaching,”

According to the Texas senator, abortion and gay marriage policies should be determined by state legislatures.

18 July 2022


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