Republican presidential candidate Ted
Cruz on Monday attacked the Supreme Court's June ruling striking down
state gay marriage bans.
Cruz, also a Texas senator, denounced
the high court's decision during a campaign appearance in Winterset,
Iowa with James Dobson, founder of the Christian conservative Focus
on the Family.
“[The Supreme Court] is absolutely
killing us,” Dobson exclaimed. “Especially with regard to what
they've just recently done to marriage.”
“Let me quote the movie Jerry
Maguire: You had me at hello,” Cruz
“We saw last summer, in a period of
24 hours, two lawless decisions back to back,” he continued.
“First the Supreme Court rewrote federal law, ignored the text of
Obamacare, in order to rewrite that statute and force that failed
policy, that failed law, on millions of Americans. And then 24 hours
later, five unelected judged ignored the constitution and purported
to tear down the marriage laws of all 50 states. Those decisions
were fundamentally illegitimate, they were lawless, and they will not
Cruz also called on evangelical
Christians to vote: “If we allow nonbelievers to elect our leaders,
we shouldn't be surprised when our government doesn't reflect our
Fiorina criticizes Ted Cruz over gay marriage remarks.)