Ted Cruz says the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling is “clearly wrong”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has spoken out against the Supreme Court’s decision to legalise homosexual marriage nationwide, calling it “clearly wrong” and considering the possibility of a reversal. Cruz was the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential nominee but lost to Donald Trump.
“look, Obergefell, like Roe v. Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation’s history, that marriage was always a matter that was left to the states,” Cruz said in a Saturday episode of his show titled “Verdict with Ted Cruz.”
Cruz brought up the 2015 decision Obergefell v. Hodges, which laid the legal framework for same-sex marriage.
Cruz reaffirmed his earlier statements that “some states were moving to allow gay marriage, other states were moving to allow civil partnerships,” The states “They were different standards that the states were adopting.”
It would be “more than a little chaotic” if the court did something to “disrupt” the many gay marriages that have already taken place, he continued.
Justice Clarence Thomas is invested in having the same outcome as in Roe v. Wade with Obergefell v. Hodges, and he has called the court to re-assess the potential to overturn laws that grant rights to gay individuals and also access to birth control.
All of the Court’s substantive due process rulings, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell, should be reexamined in light of new evidence, he argued.
Thomas noted that due of a judgement back in 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut, which authorised married couples to have access to birth control, while a 2003 ruling Lawrence v. Texas, which banned the states to make consensual gay sex unlawful.
A vocal opponent of women’s reproductive rights, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote, “Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion.”