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October 8, 2014

In Response to SCOTUS, Cruz Announces a Constitutional Amendment

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) responded to the Supreme Court’s move on same-sex marriage by proposing a constitutional amendment explicitly leaving to the states the decision whether to change the definition of marriage. That’s what the Tenth Amendment is for, but the way SCOTUS has used the Fourteenth Amendment recently, Cruz proposes taking a pen to the Constitution. “The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing,” Cruz said in a statement. “This is judicial activism at its worst. The Constitution entrusts state legislatures, elected by the People, to define marriage consistent with the values and mores of their citizens. Unelected judges should not be imposing their policy preferences to subvert the considered judgments of democratically elected legislatures.” He’s right. More…

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