Sen. Ted Cruz to Propose Amendment to Protect States' Rights on Marriage

Ted_Cruz_by_Gage_Skidmore_4Who could have imagined just 15 years ago that Christian business owners — or any, for that matter — would have to choose between going out of business for refusing to service homosexual “weddings” or going against their religious beliefs and celebrating homosexuality? Christians who refuse to participate face government indoctrination.

Well, here we are. The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear arguments in homosexual “marriage” cases, which means the law stands in states that legalize it. The high court’s refusal also means that the federal government might force all states, even those with laws protecting marriage, to start “marrying” two people of the same sex.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz is trying to protect states that reject redefining marriage. The Blaze reports that he intends to propose an amendment to prevent the federal government from striking down the will of the people. An amendment to protect an amendment. Sadly, it’s necessary. From the article:

“Cruz argued in response that marriage is a question only for the states, and that a new amendment would be needed to protect state decisions from court interference. He said he would propose it once Congress is back in session later this year, after the mid-term election.

“Traditional marriage is an institution whose integrity and vitality are critical to the health of any society,” Cruz said. “We should remain faithful to our moral heritage and never hesitate to defend it.”

My home state of South Carolina doesn’t allow homosexual “marriage,” but after county clerks started issuing such licenses, the state’s highest court ordered them stopped (emphasis added) “until a federal court case in South Carolina challenging the constitutionality of such bans is settled.”

What if the court decides that marriage no longer means a man and a woman? Will the same court one day rule it’s unconstitutional to ban four people from marrying?

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