Sen. Ted Cruz called for the Supreme Court to overturn its 2015 decision on Obergefell vs. Hodges which legalized gay marriage, calling the decision “clearly wrong.”
On Saturday, Cruz was asked by conservative podcaster Liz Wheeler on her show The Cloakroom to discuss the “vulnerability” of the ruling in the wake of the Supreme Court’s surprising decision to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe vs. Wade last month.
“Obergefell, like Roe vs. Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation’s history. Marriage was always an issue that was left to the states,” Cruz said.
Cruz said that, before the Obergefell ruling, some states were already moving to allow gay marriage while some others were moving to allow civil partnerships.
“In Obergefell, the court said ‘No, we know better than you guys do’ and now every state must sanction and permit gay marriage,” Cruz said. “I think that decision was clearly wrong when it was decided. It was the court overreaching.”
His comments came after Justice Clarence Thomas in a separate but concurring opinion in the case of Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe vs. Wade, that the justices should “reconsider” other cases including Obergefell.
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Constitution of United States of America 1789 (rev. 1992)
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The Constitution dos not give the federal government the power to decides who can get married.
So it is reserved to the States an the people.
The supreme court was established to follow constitutional law by interpreting the U.S. Constitution. The SCOTUS can not add or take away from any law. It just determines if laws follow the U.S. Constitution.
You would think that 4000 years of human precedent of marriage consisting of one man and one woman would be able to be held up as the Law. Back to the states as not a right mentioned in the Constitution, and get it done before they Gays get enought voters to drink the hemlock, and turn them into more Hunter Biden’s and we all become illegitimate in the eyes of the Creator who clearly defined what marriage is in the Bible. This is not Rome, but Joe and his family sure act like a family of Caligula’s. The Senate of that day submitted to the dark side like ours Congress does today.
At least in theory that’s how it’s supposed to work. In reality, not so much.
THE ONLY reason we got gay marriage, was because the liberals WHINED LONG AND LOUD enough.
Way to go Ted! Let’s build a sea wall to block that red wave! Is he trying to sabotage conservatives?
Tell that Canadian to go back to Canada. Here in the U.S. All men are created equal. No one is asking you to be gay ??
I didn’t know Cruz was born in Canada – and that’s OK. Canada is (was?) a great country. Ted, you are clearly wrong. To the point of the article, I don’t care who you marry, what you call you significant other, or what you call your union. As long as it is civil and between two consenting adults. It’s still a free country and you can do what you want in private (again as long as it is not destructive or dehumanizing.
The gay marriage issue is a constitutional issue just like the abortion ruling. That’s why liberals were claiming that the court would go after gay marriage next on the basis that like abortion it is a state’s rights issue, not a federal issue and should never have been granted by the US Supreme Court. Again, it wouldn’t outlaw gay marriage everywhere, it would let the states decide.
Neither abortion nor marriage is mentioned in the Constitution, (it’s about marriage, not just sleeping with your consenting partner) . If you had read the other comments, especially Scruffy’s first comment, you would have read Amendment 10 – The powers not delegated to the United States (feds) by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
It is a state issue, not a federal issue. We must get back to following the Constitution and not just claiming the Supreme Court can decide an issue because we as individuals approve of their decision.
While I’m at it, the issue with Cruz is not specifically Canada. Cruz was born in Canada because his parents were working there at the time of his birth. If he runs for president again not being born in the US will be an issue. Bet you remember Obama’s birthplace being an issue.
AND snce marriage is NOT WROTE out in the constitution as a right, the SCOTUS HAD NO AUTHORITY TO rule on it the way they did!
John29: You are free to have your own opinion.
“Here in the U.S. All men are created equal” and then they grow to become unequal, except under the law – sometimes.
The LGBTQ Con is just to want “equality, acceptance and tolerance.”
These LGBTQ’s are the open practitioners of the infamous crime against GOD and nature,
Who sold their souls to the malicious, venomous bullies of Organized LGBTQ mafia.
These Sodomites, will not tolerate and will attack and attempt to destroy anyone and anything not accepting and promoting their degenerate, sexually perverted lifestyle.
If a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable.
They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.
This is another issue that should be left up to the individual states, not the feds. But even Marxist liberal screw ball Californians voted AGAINST queer marriage and yet a bunch of queer judges said F word to the voters and legalized it anyway. When the dummycrat dictators don’t get their way they install Marxist into the court system so they get their way.