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Ted Cruz Introduces Bill To "Stop Obama From Forcing Gay Marriage On All 50 States"

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced legislation into U.S. Congress on Wednesday that would make it harder for the federal government to protect an American minority group's rights. The bill, which has managed to snag only one cosponsor, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), demands that Congress amend U.S. law “with regard to the definition of ‘marriage’ and ‘spouse.'"

"I support traditional marriage," Cruz said in a statement released Thursday. "The Obama Administration should not be trying to force gay marriage on all 50 states. We should respect the states, and the definition of marriage should be left to democratically elected legislatures, not dictated from Washington. This bill will safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for its residents.”

Senators Cruz and Lee go on in the statement to claim the bill "will ensure the federal government gives the same deference to the 33 states that define marriage as the union between one man and one woman as it does to the 17 states that have chosen to recognize same-sex unions.”

Huffington Post's Luke Johnson says that while the bill has "next to no chance of even coming up in the Democratic-controlled Senate, let alone being signed by President Barack Obama, it is a sign that gay marriage is still an issue among the conservative right."

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By the way, total sarcasm there!

So, what he is saying is, if a state votes on a state law, the federal government should just stay out of it, right?  So, if the state of Florida votes to allow murder and rape legal, Washington should just stay out of it?

The states do not have a say in how federal rights and benefits are allocated. That is a legal fact of American law. The anti-American Nazi Ted Crud - I mean Cruz is violating his oath of office and federal law. Arrest the trash.

Or, send him back to Canada where he was created........and, he can take Bieber with him.

Rafael - I can appreciate your desire to turn the United States into your beloved Cuba but - you'd have to amend the Constitution to prevent gay marriage from being enacted in all 50 States. I'm sure you're well aware it can take DECADES to amend the Constitution.

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