Presidential wannabe Ted Cruz still plans to void all same-sex marriages
Republican Presidential wannabe Ted Cruz is still planning to reverse marriage equality if he’s elected President.
The right-wing candidate is known for his notorious anti-LGBT views, and in recent weeks he’s even ducked calls to condemn a pastor he shared a stage with, who repeatedly said gay people should be put to death.
Cruz made more anti-gay comments this weekend at a “rally for religious freedom” in South Carolina – just days after sharing the stage with Kevin Swanson, who said children should be drowned rather than allowed to read Harry Potter.
Speaking to students at Christian college Bob Jones University, Cruz insisted that the issue of same-sex marriage “is not settled”.
Cruz said: “This is not settled. It’s not the law of the land. It’s not the Constitution. It’s not legitimate, and we will stand and fight.”
It comes months after he was one of four Republican Presidential candidates to sign a pledge to void the marriages of thousands of loving same-sex couples.
The National Organisation of Marriage pledge signed by Cruz, Rick Santorum, Dr Ben Carson, and Bobby Jindal commits to create a new constitutional amendment, defining marriage as between a man and a woman – voiding the thousands of existing same-sex weddings across all 50 states.
It also commits to “prevent the promotion of a redefined version of marriage in public schools” – effectively de-facto banning teachings about same-sex marriage or same-sex couples.
The pledge signed by Cruz also vows to protect “the right of organisations and individuals” who disagree with same-sex marriage – by repealing all laws protecting same-sex couples from discrimination.
Incredibly, despite the overtly homophobic measures proposed by the anti-gay group, four of the Republicans vying for the Presidential nomination actually signed the pledge.
The Republican recently branded actress Ellen Page a “liberal fascist” for asking him why he opposes LGBT rights.
More: Anti-gay, civil partnership, civil union, equal marriage, extreme, Gay, gay weddings, hate, homophobe, homophobic, lesbian, lesbian wedding, LGBT, marriage, marriage equality, Religion, Republican, same sex weddings, Ted Cruz, Union, US, wedding