Cruz says marriage equality, like abortion, should be left to states

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday said Obergefell V. Hodges, the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court precedent that legalized same-sex marriage, should be overturned with states left to decide their own marriage laws.

On his podcast “Verdict with Ted Cruz,” the Texas lawmaker compared Obergefell to Roe V. Wade, which the Supreme Court overturned last month, ending 50 years of the constitutional right to abortion.

“Obergefell, like Roe V. Wade, ignored two centuries of our nation’s history,” Cruz said, arguing that marriage had always been left to the states, and the democratic process should have been allowed to continue at the state level.

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