Watch: Anti-gay Republican Presidential wannabe BOOED on chat show
Anti-gay Republican Presidential wannabe Ted Cruz was booed by the audience on a talk show, while attempting to discuss his opposition to equal marriage.
Senator Cruz is one of the most notoriously anti-LGBT Republicans in contention for the Presidential nomination, filing desperate bills to permit anti-gay discrimination on religious grounds, and congratulating homophobic businesspeople for refusing to serve gays.
The Texas Senator previously suggested that actress Ellen Page is a “liberal fascist” – after she challenged his opposition to LGBT rights.
Appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Cruz attempted to maintain his position in a back-and-forth with Colbert.
He said: “Let’s be precise. Under the Constitution, marriage is a question for the states. We have had a country for over 200 years…
When Colbert cut in to clarify that the Constitution doesn’t specirically say anything about marriage, Cruz added: “That’s exactly why it’s a question for the states. The 10th Amendment says, if it doesn’t mention it, it’s a question for the states.”
“Everything that is not mentioned is left to the states. I believe in democracy and I don’t feel we should entrust…”
However, the audience began to boo his answer – leading Colbert to take the surprising step of defending Cruz.
He said: “Guys guys! However you feel, he’s my guest, so please don’t boo him.”
Cruz proceeded to rant about the constitution – completely ignoring the fact that the Supreme Court ruled on the basis of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, which enshrined equal rights for all citizens.