Monday, April 18, 2016

Cruz Making the "State's Right" Argument When Responding to Gay Married Man...

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Republican presidential candidate Ted (Rafael) Cruz, after telling a gay man the constitution guarantees and protects the rights of all citizens equally, invoked the age old state's right argument with respect to marriage law.

Lets cut to the chaise. His invoking the state's right argument is simply arguing for discrimination against gays and lesbians who wish to marry. In other words it an argument for continued homophobia and bigotry.

ABC -Sen. Ted Cruz today invoked the protections included in the Constitution when a gay man asked the Republican presidential candidate about his work protecting the rights of gay voters.

Responding to a question from Todd Calongne, a married gay man who is a registered Republican and owner of a pizza parlor in New York City, Cruz said the Constitution protects the rights of all citizens equally.

"When it comes to religious liberty, religious liberty is something that protects all of us; it applies to Christians, it applies to Jews, it applies to Muslims, it applies to atheists," Cruz said during a “Good Morning America” town hall at ABC News' Times Square studios.

"That freedom ultimately protects each and every one of us."

When asked further about the Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage nationally and what would happen to gay people who are already married, Cruz said marriage laws should be settled on the state level rather than the federal level.

"If someone wants to change the marriage laws, I don't think it should be five unelected lawyers down in Washington," he said, referring to the five Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of allowing same-sex marriage.

"We would expect the people in New York to adopt different laws than perhaps in California or Texas or Florida," he said.

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Via: Memeorandum

11 comments:

  1. Discrimination is NOT a state right.

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  2. It was states rights that blocked interracial marriages too. I wonder if Mr Cruz felt that was legal?

    Is there a right in the Constitution to discriminate? Ted seems to think so, if he agrees with it

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  3. Choosing to discriminate by not allowing a gay man, a lesbian women, an interracial couple (thanks for mentioning that Dave), a Muslim, etc. into your home or on your property is your right. It is not your right to force your values and beliefs on ohers. And the state sure as hell has no right to foster or enforce institutionalized homophobia and bigotry.

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    1. Not "on your property" if your property is a business that serves the public.

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    2. ...into your home or on your property ...

      Which I suppose is one very good reason then not to have your business located in your home if one is a homophobe, racist, or a bigot.

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  4. Cruz is just repeating the last gasps of a dying mentality. There are still pockets of anti-miscegenation in the south, but that attitude is not in the majority, just like anti-marriage equality will survive in mostly backward and unenlightened parts of the country. Cruz needs those votes, so he'll say what they want to hear.

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  5. Well, we can see what Cruz thinks of the Supreme Court, and of the Civil Rights Act, and of the Constitution, and of the outcome of the Civil War for that matter. What a scumbag. This guy is so evil, Satan is embarrassed by their close relationship.

    JMJ

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  6. This guy is so evil, Satan is embarrassed by their close relationship.

    LMAO! Good one Jersey.

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  7. Some WMD bigot authored a book titled Outlasting the Gay Revolution... so they actually think they're going to reverse the SCOTUS decision and roll back rights/unmarry people. It's insane. But there is still money to be made pandering to hateful idiots (the book has 75% 5 star reviews on Amazon).

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  8. Homophobia is likely to die a slow death. If ever. I suspect there may always be over zealous nuts that will invoke religion when they believe it will serve their foolish purposes.

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  9. I suspect that we would have a more peaceful world if over zealous nuts did not have religion to wrongly use to justify their actions.

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