Speaking Sunday to NPR, Texas Senator Ted Cruz said that his campaign for the White House will feature his opposition to marriage equality and Obamacare.

Cruz told Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep that the Supreme Court had overstepped its bounds in decisions striking down state bans on gay marriage and upholding Obamacare.

“This week in response to both of these decisions, I have called for another constitutional amendment – this one that would make members of the Supreme Court subject to periodic judicial retention elections,” Cruz said.

“That is very much front and center something I intend to campaign on,” he said.

“And marriage and religious liberty are going to be integral, I believe, to motivating the American people to come out and vote for what's, ultimately, restoring our constitutional system.”

Cruz added that he believes that 9 states – Texas included – can ignore the court's marriage order.

“The parties to a case cannot ignore a direct judicial order, but it does not mean that those who are not parties to a case are bound by a judicial order,” he argued.

(Related: Ted Cruz: Gay marriage ruling has no connection to U.S. Constitution.)