As conservatives target Obergefell v. Hodges as the next landmark civil rights ruling to be overturned by the Supreme Court, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) attacked the ruling on Saturday by calling it “clearly wrong.”
The 5-4 decision protects the right of same-sex couples to marry in all fifty states despite Republican attempts to ban it. The ruling was a long time coming and over 500,000 same-sex married households currently exist across the country. But since the 6-3 conservative majority on the high court overturned the 7-2 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling last month, fears have grown that Obergefell is next, especially since Justice Clarence Thomas named Obergefell among other cases that he wants to see the court reconsider.
Of course, Thomas conveniently didn’t name Loving v. Virginia because it would invalidate his own interracial marriage.
On Saturday, Cruz continued the call for Obergefell to be overturned.
“Obergefell, like Roe v. Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation’s history. Marriage was always an issue that was left to the states,” Cruz said. “In Obergefell, the court said no, we know better than you guys do, and now every state must sanction and permit gay marriage. I think that decision was clearly wrong when it was decided. It was the court overreaching.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
And there it is. Ted Cruz says the Supreme Court was wrong to legalize same-sex marriage. pic.twitter.com/WoprwsLV4R
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) July 16, 2022
Obergefell is perfectly constitutional as it protects the right of same-sex couples to marry, a right that is not denied to straight couples. Same-sex couples have just as much right to marry. Furthermore, the ruling prevents red states from refusing to recognize marriage licenses issued by other states, therefore protecting the due process rights of same-sex couples. Cruz, as usual, is the one who is clearly wrong on this issue.
In response, Twitter users ripped him a new one.
In case you thought Ted Cruz wasn’t a big enough skidmark on the underwear of Congress for wanting to overturn gay marriage, let me remind you that he has a child in the LGBTQ+ community.
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 17, 2022
Ted Cruz wants to eliminate the law that permits gay marriage.
Roe was just the beginning.
Time to pick a side, folks.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant!☮️ (@mmpadellan) July 16, 2022
Ted Cruz says the Supreme Court got it wrong when they legalized gay marriage. Let’s be clear. They aren’t going to stop with Roe. We must fight back, or we will lose ALL the rights we fought so hard to get.
— Erie Siobhan 🇺🇸 (@ErieNotEerie) July 16, 2022
Ted Cruz wants to ban dildos and gay marriage, but tell me again how the GOP is the party of personal freedom and small government.
— The USA Singers (@TheUSASingers) July 16, 2022
Ted Cruz has come out against same-sex marriage. He’s just jealous because he’s been in a no-sex marriage for years for obvious reasons.
— 😱 Scary Larry 😱 🇺🇦✊🏻🇺🇸🗽 (@aintscarylarry) July 17, 2022
The Supreme Court has already gone too far by overturning Roe. It’s time for major reform. If conservatives have their way, they’ll legislate every bedroom and private activity consenting adults do. The GOP is not the party of individual freedom and privacy. They are the enemy. It’s time to treat them as such.
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