Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, explained his proposed State Marriage Defense Act to Family Research Council president Tony Perkins on Thursday.
Co-sponsored by Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee., R-Utah, the State Marriage Defense Act would give control of marriage to the states and reverse the gains gay couples made after the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, reports The Washington Post.
Cruz said on the FRC's "Washington Watch" radio show yesterday that the Obama administration’s support for same-sex marriage is part of the president's “abuse of power and lawlessness," noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).
“Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done,” claimed Cruz.
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However, he didn't mention any specific "damage" done to traditional marriage via gay marriage.
Cruz then said that heterosexual marriage was "under attack," but, again, gave no specific examples.
“We need to stand up and defend traditional marriage and especially do everything we can to prevent the federal government from forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state,” said Cruz.