Ted Cruz says 2015 same-sex marriage ruling by the Supreme Court was ‘clearly wrong’
Sen. Ted Cruz believes the US Supreme Court was “clearly wrong” in its landmark 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. Although the Texas senator will not call for the ruling to be overturned, he surely is against the ruling.
Senator Cruz said,
“Obergefell, like Roe v. Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation’s history, Marriage was always an issue that was left to the states. We saw states before Obergefell, 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.”
Sen. Cruz added: “The way the Constitution set up for you to advance that position is to convince your fellow citizens, and if you succeeded in convincing your fellow citizens, then your state would change the laws to reflect those views.
In Obergefell, the court said, ‘No, we know better than you guys do, and now every state must, must sanction and permit gay marriage.'”
“I think that decision was clearly wrong when it was decided,” Cruz continued. ‘It was the court overreaching.”
Senator Cruz, however, is not in favor of overturning Obergefell, saying that to do so would disrupt marriages nationwide, and he also doesn’t believe there’s necessary political interest in revisiting the ruling.
“You’ve got a ton of people who have entered into gay marriages and it would be more than a little chaotic for the court to do something that somehow disrupted those marriages that have been entered into in accordance with the law,” Cruz said. “I think that would be a factor that would, would counsel restraint, that the court would be concerned about. But to be honest, I don’t think this court has any appetite for overturning any of these decisions.”
The senator’s remarks come weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, in a landmark ruling, meaning there was no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion.
This ruling has left political opponents of Sen. Cruz furious with Nancy Pelosi claiming Women of this generation now have less freedom than their mothers.
Joe Biden, who has suggested packing the court, was also furious and called on Americans to protest the ruling of the court.
Senaotor Cruz is a longtime opponent of same-sex marriage and just like other Conservatives, he believes the issue should be left to the states. But the Democrats who are in favor of federal power and control want the federal government to make these decisions for the people.
Cruz have echoed views expressed by many conservatives, including Justice Clarence Thomas, that the Supreme Court should revisit past rulings such as Obergefell v. Hodges.
The Justice, in a separate opinion after Roe V Wade was overturned, said it will be in the interest of the court to revisit other similar rulings in a bid to overturn them.