Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is showing us all the way to a “traditional” marriage again as defined by the Tea Party. He thinks it’s a good idea that individual states define marriage and not the federal government. To that end he has submitted a bill to the U.S. Senate that would define “marriage” and “spouse” on a federal level, and give states control over how those definitions are respected.
In regards to the new bill, Cruz said “it will ensure the federal government gives the same deference to the 33 states that define marriage as the union between one man and one woman as it does to the 17 states that have chosen to recognize same-sex unions.”
I sincerely can’t wait for this to get to the SCOTUS once again so that Cruz is firmly slapped back into his special, reserved short bus back to Texas. Come on, Texas! Is Ted “Clueless” Cruz the best you can do?
[box type=”shadow”]“I support traditional marriage. Under President Obama, the federal government has tried to re-define marriage, and to undermine the constitutional authority of each state to define marriage consistent with the values of its citizens,” Cruz said in a statement. “The Obama Administration should not be trying to force gay marriage on all 50 states. We should respect the states, and the definition of marriage should be left to democratically elected legislatures, not dictated from Washington. This bill will safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for its residents.”[/box]
Does anyone else suspect that if this was a fight to get polygamy recognized across the land that there wouldn’t be nearly this much resistance? I bet the good Senator from Utah, Mike Lee (R), who also co-sponsored the bill, would be doing the Snoopy Dance in the Rotunda.
Of course we all know that the “traditional” definition of marriage is more than one wife. Is that the “danger” of allowing the fanatical ultra-conservative movement define marriage?
Or perhaps the GOP lawmaker in Oklahoma calling for the end of all legal recognition of marriages has a better idea? Only the GOP comes up with this stuff. What is frightening is that when fundamentalists can’t get their way, they turn violent.