Cruz Takes Aim at Opponents for Waffling on Gay Marriage

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Campaigning in South Carolina, Senator Ted Cruz continues to spell out the difference between his position on same-sex marriage and that of his chief opponents.

Politico reports:

Ted Cruz told an auditorium of conservative and evangelical voters that Marco Rubio and Donald Trump have adopted the position of President Barack Obama on gay marriage.

Speaking at the Carolina Values Summit at Winthrop University, the Texas senator said that the “lawless” decision by the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage nationwide was “judicial activism.” And he indicated that Rubio and Trump, whom he did not identify by name but as his top two challengers, were flimsy in their opposition to gay marriage.

Politico adds that even though both Rubio and Trump have publicly stated they oppose gay marriage, each has also said they would abide by the “law of the land.” “Those are the talking points of Barack Obama,” Cruz said, adding that the Supreme Court decision, “will not stand.”

Brittany Klein is the co-author of Jephthah’s Daughters: Innocent Casualties in the War for Family ‘Equality’ and serves on the board and academic council of the International Children’s Rights Institute.