Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ted Cruz introduces bill to leave marriage to the states

Via Billy

 Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questions Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Lynch's nomination. If confirmed, Lynch would replace Attorney General Eric Holder, who announced his resignation in September after leading the Justice Department for six years. The 55-year-old federal prosecutor would be the nation’s first black female attorney general. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling on his colleagues to pass a bill that would make same sex marriage a state issue.

Cruz, along with 11 other Republican senators, re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act on Tuesday, which aims to allow states to adopt their own definitions of marriage and would block the federal government from applying its own definition of marriage onto states.

“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,” Cruz said in a press release.

He added, “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.”

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6 comments:

  1. Sounds good to me.

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  2. I think NC is resisting so far. Last I heard. But then there are a pile of liberals
    here along with the gorilla from NAACP causing trouble in Raleigh. Asheville
    in a lost cause for all human decency.

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    1. the gorilla from NAACP causing trouble in Raleigh.

      As usual.

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      Asheville in a lost cause for all human decency.

      Long gone.

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  3. That law was passed a long time ago. It was named "the constitution of these United States of America" who's bill of rights says that all rights not specifically granted to the federal government remain with the people and the several (read separate as in to sever) states. CH

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    1. Yes, leave everything to the states for a starter.

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