Senator Ted Cruz of Texas believes marriage is a state issue. He has offered the “State Marriage Defense Act” to recognize, for federal purposes, all legally married couples, as defined by the state law where they live. His “states’ right” legislation (co-sponsored by Sen. Mike Lee of Utah) protects each state’s status quo on marriage laws and stops the federal government from trampling the people’s voice, values and views on this issue.
Senator Cruz said, “Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done. We need to stand up and defend traditional marriage, and especially do everything we can to prevent the federal government from forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views of the citizens of each state.”
This is a position millions of Americans and the President himself held until recently. Now, Cruz has called the current Administration the “most hostile-to-traditional-marriage administration this country has ever seen.”