Sen. Ted Cruz went on Tony Perkins’ radio show last week and lamented the relentless march of equality for gays and lesbians in this country, saying that his “heart weeps” when he thinks about the non-existent damage that has been done to “traditional marriage.”
Cruz said that the Obama administration’s support for LGBT equality represents an “abuse of power and lawlessness” and chided gay rights advocates for their “litigation approach.”
“Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done,” Cruz said, warning that marriage is “under attack.”
“We need to stand up and defend traditional marriage and especially do everything we can to prevent the federal government from forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state.”
This is not a quote from 1967 after the ruling in Loving v Virginia, which struck down state bans on interracial marriage, but you wouldn’t have to change a word of it to make it one. And the exact same arguments were made then, how allowing miscegenation was terribly damaging to “traditional marriage” and how unjust it was that the federal government was “forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state.”
Can Cruz name even one single “traditional marriage” that is damaged, or affected in any way, by allowing gay people to get married? Of course not. So as always, they’re in the position of claiming that marriage is being damaged without affecting any actually marriages. Which is downright absurd.