Anti-gay Senator Ted Cruz to launch Presidential campaign tomorrow
Anti-gay Republican Ted Cruz is expected to formally launch his Presidential campaign tomorrow.
The Tea Party politician, who is a Senator for Texas, is set to become the first serious candidate to confirm he intends to seek the Presidency in 2016.
He will make the announcement at Liberty University in Virginia, insider sources have confirmed.
The Republican has repeatedly affirmed his opposition to LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.
Earlier this month, Cruz tabled disapproval resolutions aiming to overturn anti-discrimination laws and strip protections from LGBT workers in Washington DC.
Last month he submitted the ‘State Marriage Defense Act‘ – an anti-gay bill that would ban the federal government from recognising same-sex marriage without ‘permission’ from state legislatures, even if bans have been declared unconstitutional.
He claimed at the time: “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.”
Mr Cruz was picked as top choice for President last year by attendees at the anti-gay Values Voter Summit – which is run by a group that regularly compares gay rights to the holocaust.
Other rumoured contenders for the Republican nomination include Dr Ben Carson – who damaged his chances by claiming prisons prove being gay is a choice – and Jeb Bush, who has recently hired an anti-gay activist to work on his campaign team.