United State Senator Ted Cruz says the Supreme Court was “wrong” to legalize same-sex marriage on a federal level.
On June 26, 2015, in a 5 to 4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to legalize same-sex marriage after determining that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry under the 14th Amendment, highlighting that states cannot ban same-sex marriage. Now, just seven years later, Republican senator Ted Cruz is calling the Supreme Court’s decision a poor move, saying the court was “clearly wrong” in the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling.
“Obergefell, like Roe v. Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation’s history,” Cruz said Cruz said. “Marriage was always an issue that was left to the states. We saw states before Obergefell, some states were moving to allow gay marriage, other states were moving to allow civil partnerships. There were different standards that the states were adopting.”
He continued:” The way the Constitution set up for you to advance that position is convince your fellow citizens, that if you succeeded in convincing your fellow citizens, then your state would change the laws to reflect those views. In Obergefell, the court said, ‘No, we know better than you guys do, and now every state must, must sanction and permit gay marriage.’”
He went on to say: “I think that decision was clearly wrong when it was decided,” adding, “It was the court overreaching.”