senator ted cruz has claimed that the US Supreme Court should never have legalized gay marriage.
The conservative also suggested Republican-led states would push to overturn the US-set precedent supreme court protection gay marriage Rightists across the country following their successful campaign to overthrow Deer vs Wade which ended federal abortion law.
During an episode of his podcast on Saturday, the Texas Republican argued that the 2015 Obergefell ruling — which required all states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex marriages from other states — set a “dangerous” precedent.
“Obergefell, huh Deer vs Wade, ignoring two centuries of our nation’s history. Marriage has always been an issue left to the states. We’ve seen states before Obergefell — some states moved to allow gay marriage, other states moved to allow civil unions,” Cruz said.
“Had the court in Obergefell not ruled, the democratic process would have continued,” he added.
He went on to argue that Democrats should have persuaded their “fellow citizens” of their cause, rather than leaving the court to “make every state sanction gay marriage.”
“I think that decision was clearly wrong when it was made. It was the court that went too far,” the senator continued.
The clip was posted to Cruz’s YouTube channel from an interview with former One America News Network host Liz Wheeler. The interview was for the Republican Senator’s podcast series, wardrobe. The full episode was not immediately available.
The Independent has reached out to Mr. Cruz’s office for comment.
Mr Cruz’s comments are likely to have a chilling effect on progressive activists, who warned in the wake of the Roe ruling that gay marriage precedents and affirmative action could be the next targets of Scotus’ conservative majority.
The end of Deer vs Wade ended 50 years of abortion rights for women in the US and challenged the health care of many.
In a case made public this week, a 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio was forced to cross state lines into Indiana to receive abortion treatment.
The Supreme Court could reconsider the Obergefell ruling at any time should a state want to pass and enforce a law that would prevent state officials from recognizing same-sex marriages.
Scotus ousted Roe last month in response to a challenge by Mississippi officials seeking to defend a 2018 state law with the express purpose of challenging the Roe precedent.