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."