Skip to comments.Sen. Ted Cruz speaks against same-sex marriage (Prefers States to decide it)
Posted on 03/27/2013 7:44:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that he was against same sex marriage and hoped the U.S. Supreme Court would continue to let individual states grapple with the issue. I support traditional marriage between one man and one woman, Cruz said after speaking to the Richardson Chamber of Commerce. The Constitution leaves it to the states to decide upon marriage and I hope the Supreme Court respects centuries of tradition and doesnt step into the process of setting aside state laws that make the definition of marriage.
Currently federal law defines marriage and the union of a man and a woman. But the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on Californias ban on same-sex marriage. And on Wednesday the high court will take up the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the Bill Clinton-era law that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.
Polls show that over the decades more Americans, including Republicans, are beginning to support the concept of same-sex marriage.
Cruz, a Republican from Houston, has captivated conservative and tea party followers with his aggressive support of principles involving states rights, smaller government and the Constitutional rights of individual Americans.
At the Richardson Chamber luncheon, he said he was against efforts in Congress to mandate additional background checks on gun buyers.
We will oppose moving to proceed on any bill that strips Second Amendment rights for law abiding citizens, Cruz said.
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Aside from making sure I don’t marry my sister, or first cousin, I can find no reason for the state to be involved at all.
My priest ordained my marriage. Not my mayor.
I am hoping that Cruz does not “evolve” while he serves in Congress!!
We must all PRAY without seizing that the Defense of Marriage Act is upheld.
In TX. several liberal school districts are adopting civil marriage benefits for partners at a great expense to the taxpayers (Pflugerville adopted and Austin on their agenda)! Funny thing is same sex couples cannot create babies...and teachers in public schools depend on students in classes!!
Question - do they still require that and if so, would gays be willing to submit to VD testing in order to marry?
good for you and how it works for you , I;m sure that blood test from the Govt will make it sure you don’;t marry your sister or cousin..
Cruz yet again speaks up shows no cowardly action.
If only our side had guts like Cruz, Sarah, Col West, Michelle Bachmann , instead we have whiny little pansies who run for cover on issues like this and that only helps the communist agenda to be further pushed.
For anyone thinking this is not a commuinist agenda then look at the rules for communists back in 1963 and they wanted to use a party to push this and they did , the Dem party but now they are geting in the GOP too, by using the sticker slogan of no Govt shold be involved.
Time to purge the GOP of the cowards and infiltrators
Lets have a serious conversation:
Devil's Advocate: Why should the state be allowed to prevent you from marrying your sister or first cousin? What if they are infertile? Wouldn't this be a restriction of your pursuit of happiness?
>>>Aside from making sure I dont marry my sister, or first cousin, I can find no reason for the state to be involved at all.
My priest ordained my marriage. Not my mayor.<<<
Other than preventing you from marrying close relatives or multiple people at the same time or people of the same sex, and handling divorces, all government really does is register marriages, so that the parties of the marriage have proof for legal and tax purposes.
The argument that “government should get out of the marriage business” is false argument becasue government really isn’t in the marriage business any more than it is in the real estate business when it registers property deeds.
It is no longer required
You give a blood test to the Govt for obvious resons, they then issue the certificate but are these homosexuals goingto now sumbit to this test
The question is not about our personal opinions on marriage. The question is about the law. The US Constitution makes no reference to marriage. Therefore the regulation of marriage was left to the states. States do in fact regulate marriage. The age at when a person can marry is regulated. The age at when a person can marry with or without parental consent varies from state to state. Can first cousins marry? Can second or third cousins marry? Can a one person have more than one spouse? Utah permitted once permitted polygamy, but later outlawed to gain admission into the union. Fact is this is a STATE issue. What is there to discuss?????
they use that sticker slogan to ushh that agenda within our party and use our convention and websites using that sticker slogan.
Remember when in the 20’s the elft wanted beer etc to be banned and used religion to get the right to sign on , well they;re now using noGovt in this to try and infiltrate our message and stance
Now if some say that the courts or judges should not be marrying people and that is the government's involvement in marriage that should be cut off - I'm ok with that because there are plenty of mail-order reverends or captains of ships that will marry for a nominal fee.
That would be ironic. Because that argument is the best reason to overturn the 9th Circuit.
I got married over 20 years ago. I don’t recall any blood tests.
Bingo! This is only a problem because some ‘bright’ legislator decided to put marriage into the tax code to conduct his own social engineering experiment. Government should just stay out! Marriage is a religious practice and the only reason these commie/atheists want to get married is to pay less taxes.
For gays 6-3[Alito, Thomas, Scalia].
Roberts and Kennedy will side with the others.
“Polls show that over the decades more Americans, including Republicans, are beginning to support the concept of same-sex marriage.”
Minus the brainwashing at least 90% of the population would be against same sex marriage. It is not God’s plan and most of us know that. The best way to worship God is to respect His plan.
“government really isnt in the marriage business any more than it is in the real estate business when it registers property deeds.”
And that’s precisely the problem. Marriage is a religious practice and yet you think it’s no different than a property deed. The LGBT community agrees with you!
When we concede the line of battle to same-sex “marriage,” we’ve pretty much lost.
If we can’t redirect attention to the REAL battle, the immorality and destructiveness of homosexuality itself, we will never win.
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