Sen. Cruz: We Must Protect State Marriage Laws

February 10, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC — Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, along with 11 fellow Senators, re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which respects the definition of marriage held by the people of each state and protects states from the federal government’s efforts to force any other definition upon them.

“Even though the Supreme Court made clear in United States v. Windsor that the federal government should defer to state ‘choices about who may be married,’ the Obama Administration has disregarded state marriage laws enacted by democratically-elected legislatures to uphold traditional marriage,” said Sen. Cruz. “I support traditional marriage and we should reject attempts by the Obama Administration to force same-sex marriage on all 50 states. The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for their citizens.”

In Windsor, the Supreme Court improperly struck down a federal statute, Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), that defined marriage for purposes of federal law as the union of one man and one woman. At the same time, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the states’ longstanding authority to define marriage.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • I Seigel says:

    I’m still waiting for Mr Cruz and the rest of the Republican majority to start concentrating on jobs and the economy, and stop trying to bring the heavy hand of government down on interfering in people’s private lives.

  • Larry342516 says:

    Cruz is a great leader. I would really like to see Rand Paul for President, and Cruz as Vice on the ticket. Maybe this country can regain it moral obligation to the people of this country.

    1. iprazhm says:

      Ideologically they are not the same. Paul is more a libertarian than a republican. He isn’t hard line on social issues as Cruz is. Ted is the better candidate imho.

      1. Larry342516 says:

        You need to listen to some of Rand’s speeches. He is a total conservative, and for the people. I really like Cruz also, and either one would make a great President. Right now we have none.

  • ATexasGirl10 says:

    Keep up the good work Senator Ted Cruz. Texas is proud of you .

  • Rhonda Hunt says:

    Or some liberal Judge who has decided he/she can determine what is Morally right,rather than the standard that has been set long ago by Yahweh of one man and one woman jointed together in a marriage Covenant,this can not occur in a man to man woman to woman affair,because the third party(Yahweh)will always be missing, nor will he bless such a mess.—-Jim Hunt

    1. I Seigel says:

      Until Yahweh can be consulted and He or She can give a clear answer, let’s not pretend to speak for Him or Her. There are a great many of us who are getting a little tired of your righteous, pretentious bulls**t.

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