Cruz: Let States, Not Supreme Court, Rule On Gay Marriage

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz on Monday repeated his argument that each state should decide whether gay couples may obtain marriage certificates.

Breitbart News reported that the Texas senator criticized the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex unions nationwide. He said voters, rather than “five unelected lawyers in Washington,” should make the determination.

“If you want to change the marriage law, convince your fellow citizens to change the laws, and, by the way, it may end up that we’ve got 50 states and the laws in one state may be different than in another state,” Cruz explained during a “town hall” event hosted by ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

The candidate continued: “We would expect … the people of New York to have different laws perhaps from the people in California, Texas or Florida, and that’s the great thing about a big, diverse country – that we can have different laws that respect different values.”

One of the voters at the event, a self-described “lifelong Republican” named Todd Calogne, asked Cruz: “I’ve noticed a lot of religious freedom laws and somewhat institutionalized discrimination laws happening around the country. What would you do as president to protect me and my husband from institutionalized discrimination?”

The senator did not answer the man’s question. He claimed that “religious liberty is something that protects every one of us,” though so-called religious-liberty laws sanction discrimination against the LGBT community.

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