Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Friday denounced the Supreme Court's ruling striking down state bans on gay marriage.

Appearing on The Sean Hannity Show, Cruz – a vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and marriage equality – told host Sean Hannity that with the high court's rulings on marriage and Obamacare, America had seen one of its worst 24 hours.

“Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation's history,” Cruz said.

“Yesterday and today were both naked and shameless judicial activism. … Six justices joined the Obama administration. You now have Barack Obama, Kathleen Sebelius and six justices responsible for forcing this failed disaster of a law on millions of Americans, and simply rewriting the law in a way that is fundamentally contrary to their judicial oath.”

“And then today, this radical decision purporting to down the marriage laws of every state,” he continued. “It has no connection to the United States Constitution. They are simply making it up. It is lawless. And in doing so, they have undermined the fundamental legitimacy of the United States Supreme Court.”

Cruz isn't alone in criticizing the ruling; most Republican presidential candidates did so

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