A top ten list of people you would never find at a gay pride rally has to include Ted Cruz. Cruz is pretty upset about the Supreme Court ruling that makes gay marriage legal across the U.S.
In recent comments he made during an NPR interview, he advices states to ignore the new law of the land.
The Courts have the authority to decide cases and controversies between particular individuals. But there is no obligation on others in government to accept the Court as the final arbiter of every constitutional question.
Well, there you have it. Mr. Cruz, constitutional scholar, has spoken. States, as you were.
He’s embraced two constitutional amendments in response: One would preserve the right of individual states to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
The second, Cruz told NPR, would subject Supreme Court justices to “periodic judicial retention elections.”
The phrase “a snowball’s chance in hell” comes to mind while reviewing said amendments. The phrase is also applicable to Cruz’s presidential campaign.
Don’t worry Mr. Cruz, I’m sure Antonin Scalia will join you in your curmudgeon parade.[NPR] [Politico] [CBS] [Image via Reuters]