Ted Cruz battered by backlash for saying SCOTUS was WRONG to legalize gay marriage

'Obergefell, like Roe v Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation's history,' said Cruz


                            Ted Cruz battered by backlash for saying SCOTUS was WRONG to legalize gay marriage
Ted Cruz sparked controversy after he said SC made a blunder legalizing same-sex marriage (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
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Texas Republican, Ted Cruz, has sparked controversy after he said that the US Supreme Court made a blunder legalizing same-sex marriage. The 51-year-old made the comments during an interview with conservative commentator Liz Wheeler, where he pointed out that the Obergefell ruling was not correctly decided.

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The interview, which Cruz reshared on his Verdict+ podcast on YouTube, has him saying, "I think that decision was clearly wrong when it was decided. It was the court overreaching," and that he's not sure if the Supreme Court would reverse it. When he was asked how Obergefell could be vulnerable if it came before the Supreme Court again, he 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.” Cruz, who supported Roe's reversal, said he agreed with the justices who said overturning Roe was unique because it involved "potential life."

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'He must be held accountable'

Post his statements in the interview, Cruz came under heavy criticism. One user said, "@tedcruz says the Supreme Court “overreached” when it legalized same-sex marriage. No, Ted. Government overreach is the Court violating the freedoms of the 14th Amendment and meddling in our choices re: who to sleep with, marry, and whether or not (and when) to have children." Former Ohio state senator Nina Turner said, "I think I speak for everyone when I say f*** what Ted Cruz has to say about anything, especially gay marriage." On the other hand, Christopher Hahn, who is a Fox News contributor, commented by saying, "Ted Cruz knew exactly what he was doing on January 6th. He must be held accountable."

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One user said: "What is his reasoning for thinking gay people shouldn't have the right to marry just like everyone else? Why should any human being be denied of that right? Is 2022, Ted. People who think this way should not be in positions of power." "Why, because it doesn’t fit in your ideal image? Guess what, you don’t fit in other’s ideal image. I used to respect you sir, but not so much.  Keep YOUR religious ideology to yourself. Give us one plausible and logical reason as to why gays should not be allowed to marry," said another.

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Obergefell v Hodges

Obergefell v Hodges is a landmark LGBTQ rights case that was decided in a 5 to 4 ruling in June 2015. The Supreme Court decision made it illegal for any state, the District of Columbia, and US territories to deny a marriage certificate to same-sex couples, citing the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment of the Constitution.

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And as per reports, the Supreme Court's reversal of Roe v Wade has prompted concern that other rights, including same-sex marriage and the right to contraception, could be overturned.

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