October 7, 2014 3:10 pm -

[su_right_ad]Because the Supreme Court remanded decisions on gay marriage back to the states, refusing to hear cases on the issue, Ted Cruz would like a constitutional amendment allowing states to ban gay marriage. Never mind that letting states decide for themselves, without federal intervention, is what Cruz and many conservatives claim to stand for.

The Texas Republican called the decision “tragic and indefensible” and said he would introduce a constitutional amendment that would ensure states can ban gay marriage.

“By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution. The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing,” he said in a statement.

“This is judicial activism at its worst. The Constitution entrusts state legislatures, elected by the People, to define marriage consistent with the values and mores of their citizens. Unelected judges should not be imposing their policy preferences to subvert the considered judgments of democratically elected legislatures.”

Cruz noted that the decision likely paves the way for gay marriage in 11 states: Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Utah, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming. And it sets the stage for gay marriage nationwide.[su_csky_ad]

In other words, it sets the state for states to make their own decisions, a basic tenet of conservatives.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

36 responses to Ted Cruz To Introduce Constitutional Amendment To Ban Gay Marriage

  1. Chinese Democracy October 7th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I bet he gives Marcus Bachman wood

  2. tiredoftea October 7th, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    ““This is judicial activism at its worst. The Constitution entrusts state legislatures, elected by the People, to define marriage consistent with the values and mores of their citizens”, it sure looks like that’s what the states are doing, Ted. I like how he pulls out the time worn “judicial activism” trope on his former BFF conservatives on the Supreme Court.

    I was assured that they teach law at Harvard Law School. Could it be that Teddy was visiting his birthplace in Canada that day?

  3. Dwendt44 October 7th, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Like that’s going to fly in the Senate.

  4. mfr4 October 7th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Interestingly, in Tom’s homeland of Canada there are no such restrictions and no one cares. Wherever did he get these outrageous ideas?

    • Margie Bateman Osgood October 7th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      From his equally disturbing father and the rest of the Christian Extreme

  5. Obewon October 7th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Unconstitutional Ted Cruz is so desperate! Birther Cruz is very afraid he’ll be forced into a same sex marriage. Good luck telegraphing your homophobia to the dwindling very few who care.

    Breaking! AP Gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada struck down today. The Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in 11 more states, for a total of 30, when it rejected a set of appeals…

    There is no way ‘any LGBT marriage ban’ would pass by voter majorities in each of the 2/3 of states as required, after first passing in congress. Conservative SCOTUS has already overruled Cruz’ latest “Unconstitutional” shutdown attempt against equal marriage via ‘unfair taxation of married LGBT without equal representation.’ Cruz’ BS is in violation of at least 2 ratified U.S. Constututional amendments.

    • Dwendt44 October 7th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

      IIRC, the President isn’t involved, at least no directly, in a Constitutional Amendment process. They can arm twist and convince and persuade, but they don’t get a vote or a veto.

  6. rg9rts October 7th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Must be coming up on election time if this moron is spouting this drivel…its an activist court (a collection of conservative nitwits) when it doesn’t see things the Candian’s way

  7. Maxx44 October 7th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Hey, Ted, governments frame constitutions in order to define the rights of its citizens, not to deny them rights.

  8. Larry Schmitt October 7th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Somebody please explain to me how allowing gay people to marry each other affects any other person not related to the couple. Why do these people feel the need to deprive someone else of happiness? I have never understood that.

  9. Kingminnie October 7th, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    If this is unconstitutional, and Cruz whines about states’ rights, then how about we re-visit the case where Massachusetts instituted a 30′ leeway between those seeking medical care and abortion protestors but the Supreme Court took that away. I admit I’m older and my memory is not what it used to be, but I don’t remember Cruz whining about states’ rights then.

  10. Margie Bateman Osgood October 7th, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Let’s see………..Repealing Obamacre……..cost……….millions or our dollars
    Government shutdown…………cost………….millions of our dollars
    Repealing Gay Marriage rights…………might as well just had our wallets over now, we are about to be robbed by the fiscally conservative again……….

  11. Larry Schmitt October 7th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I wonder if he even knows the process for a constitutional amendment. It takes years, and has to be ratified by the state legislatures. That’s why there have been so few of them. It takes a lot of work. And prohibition is the only one that actually limited people’s freedom, and that was repealed 13 years later.

    • Dwendt44 October 7th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

      Most Amendments end up in the trash long before most states even get a chance to vote on it.
      Equal rights for women didn’t make it.

    • Jeff_AEM October 8th, 2014 at 12:23 am

      Cruz isn’t stupid and he knows perfectly it’s not likely to go anywhere. What counts for him is scoring with the base.

  12. tracey marie October 7th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    why is defining marriage your job thumper? How is this grandstanding going nowhere nonsense small government?

    • MarcoZandrini October 7th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Because his daddy told him to do so.

  13. tracey marie October 7th, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Cruz is concerned about Americans having equal access to Health Care and Americans having equality in marriage….seems this canadian communist has a problem with freedom and equality

  14. eddie1247 October 7th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    I wish someone would introduce an amendment to ban Ted Cruz.

  15. Denise October 7th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    how about an amendment to ban Raphael edward cruz? my nearly 3 year old grandson is more mature

  16. Deirdre Hebert October 7th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Okay – so by refusing to act, the Supreme Court is engaging in judicial activism – got it.
    Ted Cruz – Cruzin’ for a Loozin’.

  17. NW10 October 7th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    So is this the “limited government” Ted Cruz and the teabagger types have been referring to?

  18. Johnl.102 October 7th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    I give you smaller government!.

  19. mrbigstuff October 7th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    The republicans are right a Isis member did get cross the border Bachmann said something about car bombers,Cruz has Ebola and its all Obamas fault

    • Don Berghuis October 8th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      Well, of course…everything bad thathas happened sincethe Big Bang is Obams’s fault.

  20. tasteless chap October 7th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    When I am elected to Congress, I pledge to introduce a bill banning Ted Cruz (and most certainly his lunatic father!!).

    • Nicholas Russell Harris October 8th, 2014 at 9:10 am

      Here here!

  21. John Ranta October 7th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Ted Cruz is the best weapon we liberals have to defeat Republicans. And John Boehner’s worst nightmare. You go, Ted!

  22. Walter Sharp October 7th, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    The Constitution ENTRUSTS state legislatures, elected by the People, to represent the wishes of the MAJORITY of the people. NOT the wishes of Corporations, Religion or the 10%. Enough said !!

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  23. jferr October 8th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Cruz has never even introduced a bill,all he does is bloviate,/rnu teddy run

  24. Shawn Fierro October 8th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    You can’t legislate morality dummy. We will always need the government to stand up for the minority, otherwise they will be tied to bumpers in the middle of nowhere and dragged to their death. Idiot. Go back to Canada.

  25. TAZnTPA October 9th, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Silly Canadian!