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Ted Cruz supporter in Wisconsin wanted to jail and fine gays for marrying

Joseph McCormick April 2, 2016

A supporter of Ted Cruz has in the past suggested that gay couples who get married should be fined and jailed.

Julaine Appling, who led the Wisconsin Family Council, supported the enforcement of an obscure Wisconsin law which meant gay couples who married in other states could be jailed for nine months and fined up to $10,000.

The law “made it a crime for Wisconsin residents to enter into marriage in another state if the marriage would be prohibited here.”

The proposal was supported by Appling back in 2008, when gay couples considered travelling to California, pre-Prop 8, to get married.

“If it were challenged and the courts decided to basically wink at it, and refused to enforce the law, we have a problem,” Appling said at the time, reports Mother Jones.

The current president of Wisconsin Family Action, a conservative Christian Group, Appling was very active in opposing equal marriage at the time.

Now a supporter of Cruz in Wisconsin, Appling hopes to see him get the Presidential nomination.

Appling is not the only outspoken supporter of Cruz.

A new trailer for Caitlyn Jenner’s television series I Am Cait, shows the Olympian struggling with her support for Cruz after he said he was worried trans kids would molest his children.

Cruz is apparently “proud” to be backed by Linda Harvey of Mission: America, who claims homosexuality is a result of child molestation and demonic possession.

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