Cruz: Obama Administration "Most Hostile to Marriage" in Nation's History


From Politico [emphasis added]:

Ted_Cruz,_official_portrait,_113th_CongressThe Texas Republican has been plugging his State Marriage Defense Act, a bill he introduced with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to require the federal government to respect state laws defining marriage between a man and a woman....

[Cruz said,] “This administration is the most hostile-to-traditional-marriage administration this country has ever seen."

Cruz cited the administration’s decision to recognize same-sex marriages performed in Utah before a Supreme Court order halted gay marriage in the state once more.

"The administration has been using the authority of the federal government to try to force states, to force federal recognition of marriages that state law prohibits," Cruz said. "The Obama administration came into Utah and said, ‘We’re not going to listen to what the U.S. Supreme Court said. We, the federal government, are going to recognize marriages in the state of Utah and Utah state law explicitly does not recognize as marriage’ and that was really, in my view, an abuse of power."

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