Opponents of marriage equality are flocking to the presidential campaign of Senator Ted Cruz, the latest being Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.

The Republican governor endorsed Cruz's presidential ambitions on Monday, a day before Mississippi's presidential primary.

“It's time for Republicans to join together and unite the party for the good of our state and our nation,” Bryant said. “I urge my fellow Mississippians to join me in standing behind Ted Cruz tomorrow.”

“I am honored to have the support of Governor Bryant who is committed to uniting conservatives across his state and the nation behind my campaign,” said Cruz. “The people of Mississippi are fed up with the dysfunction in Washington and know this is the time for courageous conservatives to unite.”

Bryant ordered his attorney general to defend the state's voter-approved constitutional amendment defining marriage as a heterosexual union and publicly defended the ban. He's also opposed to adoption rights for gay couples.