Ted Cruz: 2015 Gay Marriage Ruling Was Obviously Wrong

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Sen. Ted Cruz criticized the decision made by the Supreme Court in 2015 in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage across the country.

Cruz stated the decision was “clearly incorrect when it was settled.” 

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Overreaching

In a recent episode of his podcast, Cruz asserted the ruling is in jeopardy as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn Roe v. Wade.

In a segment from his podcast titled “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” Cruz stated the Obergefell decision, much like the Roe v. Wade decision, overlooked two centuries’ worth of this country’s past.

He continued by saying the decision on marriage had traditionally been left up to the individual states.

Cruz said they had seen states before Obergefell that were starting to move to allow same-sex marriage or civil unions. Each state established its own set of requirements and guidelines.

Cruz said the court exceeded its power by making marriage between people of the same gender lawful across the country, comparing it to how Roe v. Wade made abortion legal across the country. 

Cruz stated the Constitution is structured in such a manner that the only way to promote one’s perspective is to convince your fellow citizens.

If you are successful in doing so, then your state will amend the laws to reflect those beliefs. 

Cruz went on to mention the court’s decision in Obergefell, in which it stated, “Now, we know more than you people do, and now, all states must approve and enable gay marriage.”

Cruz believes the choice should never have been made in the first place since it was obviously incorrect. He says it was an overreach on the part of the court. 

Fixing the Wrong

In the Dobbs ruling, Justice Samuel Alito decided to write in the majority opinion that Roe and abortion were indeed separate matters from other cases involving privacy rights.

Alito said the choice should not be regarded as the court endangering other precedents that are unrelated to abortion. This was stated in the context of the court’s decision on whether or not Roe should be upheld. 

In spite of this, Justice Clarence Thomas penned a concurring opinion in which he said the Supreme Court needs to “fix the wrong” of rulings that safeguard access to contraception and marriages between people of the same sex. 

Republicans selected the judge on the court; he wrote in his opinion that the court ought to reconsider additional instances that fit the criteria for past due process rulings. 

Justice Clarence Thomas states, “Because of this rationale, in future cases, we should inspect all of this court’s due-process conclusions, notably Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell.” 

According to what the justice had to say, they must rectify the error set in those precedents.

This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.