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Ted Cruz: Obama’s Administration the 'Most Hostile to Traditional Marriage’ in History: AUDIO

On a media tour of conservative radio shows to help plug his anti-gay State Marriage Defense Act, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) lamented the ‘sad trend’ of attacks on ‘traditional marriage’ laws by advocacy groups and the Obama administration, which Cruz labeled “the most hostile-to-traditional-marriage administration this country has ever seen.” Politico reports:

Ted-Cruz-2Cruz 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.


Cruz’s State Marriage Defense Act, which would require the federal government to respect state laws defining marriage between a man and a woman, has a companion bill that was introduced in the House by Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) back in January. With such a 'hostile' leader in the White House and with a ruiling in the lawsuit challenging Texas' ban on same-sex marriage coming sometime in the near future, however, it seems these bills offer little more than lip service to conservative voters here in Texas. 

Still, its nice knowing that Lone Star lawmakers are trying their darndest to keep gays in a second-class status nationwide.

Listen to the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Just another kooky Canadian snowbird.

    Posted by: Perry | Feb 19, 2014 11:05:04 AM

  2. Cruz has to be one of the BIGGEST DILDOS in Politics, next to Gohmert, king, Palin and well...there is TOO many to list

    Posted by: disgusted american | Feb 19, 2014 11:05:22 AM

  3. Sure Ted, The Obama adminstration placed a tax only on heterosexual marriages to pay reparations to LGBTs for 225 years of bigotry and hate. NOT.

    Posted by: Michael Barber | Feb 19, 2014 11:05:56 AM

  4. Off topic: [ I cannot stand this excuse for a turd, Cruz{.

    Pussy Riot attacked and beaten at Sochi Olympics.
    Let's get the vid. up.
    Russian police thugs attack women.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 19, 2014 11:08:34 AM

  5. Cruz, is a laughing stock all over the world.

    We watched his circus act and heard his appreciation of literature.
    he thinks he has a degree from a First rank Ivy League........ha ha ha, it's so pathetic.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 19, 2014 11:15:04 AM

  6. It has become a very old tactic now to point the finger at the person who's rights are being violated and label them as the attacker. It has ceased to become an issue to the point it seems very desperate. It must be difficult to see today's results aren't as you anticipated when your time machine is travelling backwards so fast though.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Feb 19, 2014 11:19:49 AM

  7. The President seems to have done pretty well with his own marriage, unless you give credence to the insane rantings of Kevin DuJan and Jerome Corsi. At least President Obama's never divorced, unlike Saint Ronnie

    Posted by: Hank | Feb 19, 2014 11:20:11 AM

  8. As a looks-challenged person myself, I feel I have room to say: every picture of this dude is on the edge of creepy looking. I don't know what freaky thing he's got in his closet, but I'm betting it's a whopper.

    Posted by: Jamie in Las Vegas | Feb 19, 2014 11:21:35 AM

  9. chk out his Facebook page - there are some F'd up people there, with Tightened TINFOL hats - and Obama Haters.....KRAZY NUTZ!

    Posted by: disgusted american | Feb 19, 2014 11:22:57 AM

  10. “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."

    It's hard for some to imagine the ever changing government at work. Actually it seems they are listening to exactly what the Supreme Court said when it declared that you can no longer hold a group to second class status because it meets your own bigoted goals which would seem a great abuse of power.

    Posted by: Hey Darlin' | Feb 19, 2014 11:25:37 AM

  11. How could the same state that elected the great Ann Richards have elected this complete and total idiot?

    Go, Wendy Davis. It can happen!

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 19, 2014 11:30:12 AM

  12. Cruz and Weber can pass their law and the president can even sign it, but it will not change anything because the federal courts have affirmed that all marriages must be treated equally.

    Posted by: verbocityeric | Feb 19, 2014 11:31:18 AM


    You may be on to something. There's something not quite True North about this guy and he's beyond Magnetic North by quite a few degrees.

    Sleez of some kind, I'll warrant !

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Feb 19, 2014 11:34:22 AM

  14. maybe he'll move to Uganda or one of those countries since they're so pro "traditional marriage"

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Feb 19, 2014 11:38:50 AM

  15. I blame Canada! Kidding, I love Canada, but can this bigot go home?

    There are no bigger professional victims than conservative Republicans. They suffer and suffer and suffer all the way to power, privilege, fame, and fortune.

    Posted by: Marshall | Feb 19, 2014 11:41:23 AM

  16. So what Cruz is REALLY saying is that the Obama Administration has been the most supportive presidential administration for the LGBT community in history but I already knew that.

    Posted by: Red | Feb 19, 2014 11:42:31 AM

  17. He wants to being back slavery?

    Posted by: Devbutt | Feb 19, 2014 11:42:53 AM

  18. McCarthy Junior

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Feb 19, 2014 11:49:23 AM

  19. how can this be "hostile to marriage" ? We're not trying to eliminate hetero marriage, just trying to get our equal rights to be able to have the same. we can decide to marry or not to marry, just like any 2 human beings. what's the BFD Ted Cruz?

    Posted by: tinhouston | Feb 19, 2014 12:01:35 PM

  20. Speaking of hostility to marriage, ah never mind...

    Posted by: Tre | Feb 19, 2014 12:08:08 PM

  21. Dear US,

    We're not sure how he got out. We're sorry.


    Posted by: Indigo (@IndigoCeleste) | Feb 19, 2014 12:08:45 PM

  22. Yes, and Lincoln was hostile to slavery.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 19, 2014 12:26:06 PM

  23. After his failure to shut down the government, now he is trying to stay in the limelight by starting another crusade.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 19, 2014 12:31:06 PM

  24. That's sorta like saying that the civil rights movement was "hostile towards white people". No. No it is not.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Feb 19, 2014 12:43:12 PM

  25. I'm not getting the video, but I am getting a super annoying commercial for Lysol. Do we have to have these advertising videos polluting the site? Yes, I know, you need the money but, my god, they are intrusive.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Feb 19, 2014 12:49:24 PM

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