Cruz bills would protect states that affirm traditional marriage

Cruz bills would protect states that affirm traditional marriage

[Ed. – Media headlines continue to lie like a rug.]

Senator Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that bar gay couples from marrying affirm the traditional definition of marriage [FIFY, cupcake – Ed.].

Cruz’s legislation would establish a constitutional amendment shielding states that define marriage as between one woman and one man from legal action, according to bill language obtained by Bloomberg News.

A second bill would bar federal courts from further weighing in on the marriage issue until such an amendment is adopted. …

While Cruz’s legislation would face solid opposition in the Senate, it is an attempt to force his competitors to keep the issue alive even if the court rules in favor of same-sex marriage.

In his first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate earlier this month, Cruz stayed laser focused on social issues, including a potential court ruling to legalize gay marriage nationwide that he said would be “fundamentally illegitimate.”

The court will hear arguments on same-sex marriage on Tuesday, and consider whether it is constitutional for states to prohibit same-sex marriage as well as whether states may refuse to recognize such marriages lawfully performed elsewhere.

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