The presidential candidate from the Republican camp, Sen. Ted Cruz found himself having to answer difficult questions after a homosexual ‘’lifelong Republican’’ queried him on the TV show ‘’Morning America’’ shown on ABC. The man wanted to know how the senator, if elected, would preserve his matrimonial status that he has had for two years.
As a pizza restaurant curator, Todd Cologne, revealed that he was contemplating voting for Donald Trump at this stage. He asked Cruz, “I’ve noticed a lot of religious freedom laws and somewhat institutionalized discrimination laws happening around the country. What would you, as president, do to protect me and my husband from the institutionalized discrimination?”
The senator’s first answer was to state that he has always been a staunch backer of the freedom to exercise one’s religion and as such didn’t feel that any administration should have the right to force people to go against what they believe in.
The host George Stephanopoulos then took over, letting it known to Cruz that was part of the delegation that was behind a constitutional amendment that would literally reverse a Supreme Court judgment that lay the foundation for gay marriage. Cruz was quick to respond, pointing out that such issues as matrimony were the domain of individual states, as the Constitution dictates, rather than the judiciary.
“I am a constitutionalist. And under the Constitution, marriage is a question for the states. That has been the case since the very beginning of this country — that it has been up to the states.” He stated. “So if someone wants to change the marriage laws, I don’t think it should be five unelected lawyers down in Washington dictating that. And even if you happen to agree with that particular decision, why would you want to hand over every important public policy decision to five unelected lawyers who aren’t accountable to you, who don’t work for you.” He then concluded “Instead, if you want to change the marriage laws, convince your fellow citizens to change the laws.”