Unclear on the Concept: Cruz and SCOTUS
“This is judicial activism at its worst”-Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on SCOTUS, um, inaction on same-sex marriage.
Also, good luck with this:
I have introduced legislation, S. 2024, to protect the authority of state legislatures to define marriage. And that is why, when Congress returns to session, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws.
And speaking of unclear on the concept:
It is beyond dispute that when the 14th Amendment was adopted 146 years ago, as a necessary post-Civil War era reform, it was not imagined to also mandate same-sex marriage, but that is what the Supreme Court is implying today. The Court is making the preposterous assumption that the People of the United States somehow silently redefined marriage in 1868 when they ratified the 14th Amendment.
Yes, but that really isn’t the relevant test as the language rather clearly notes that all citizens deserve equal protection of the laws and that states cannot deny citizens “the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.”
Further, as big a proponent as I am for majority sentiment driving basic national policy, basic human rights are not subject to majority vote. Of course, beyond that, Cruz is well behind the national curve:
Not to mention, the generational shift that is already underway: