Ted Cruz Calls Same-Sex Marriage 'A Real Danger To Our Liberty'

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Presidential hopeful and Tea Party darling Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said marriage equality is “a real danger to our liberty” during a radio interview on March 9.

In an interview with Jan Mickelson on WHO radio, Cruz said he plans to reintroduce a constitutional amendment that would allow states to ban same-sex marriage, regardless of its current legal status. 

"We have seen judges, and especially the Supreme Court, ignoring the law," Cruz said.

The Supreme Court is set to discuss the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in April and is expected to issue a ruling on the issue before July, Associated Press reported. 

“If the courts were following the Constitution, we shouldn’t need a new amendment," Cruz said. "But they are, as you put it quite rightly, 'making it up' right now, and it’s a real danger to our liberty.”

This isn’t the first time Cruz has mentioned such a bill. Last month he reintroduced a Senate bill that would allow states to define marriage. At the time, Cruz said: "I support traditional marriage, and we should reject attempts by the Obama administration to force same-sex marriage on all 50 states. The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for their citizens.”

Source: WHO radio, Associated Press, CNN / Image via Gage Skidmore/Flickr