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
“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
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
Cruz: Gay marriage ruling has no connection to U.S. Constitution.)