Texas Senator and 2016 GOP presidential
candidate Ted Cruz has reiterated his opposition to gay marriage
after a The New York Times report suggested he had softened
his stance on the issue.
The newspaper of record reported that
Cruz and his wife Heidi attended an event at the apartment of two gay
One of the men told the paper that Cruz
said that he would love his daughter if she turned out to be gay.
Cruz says he would his daughter if she were gay.)
Cruz criticized the Times in a
statement, saying that his appearance at the event was “hardly
“One person further asked how Heidi
and I would react if we found out one of our [4- and 7-year old]
daughters were gay. My reply: 'We would love her with all our
hearts. We love our daughters unconditionally,'” he said.
“A conservative Republican who is
willing to meet with individuals who do not agree on marriage and who
loves his daughters unconditionally may not reflect the caricature of
conservatives promoted by the Left, but it's hardly newsworthy.”