Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Jindal, Cruz, Huckabee on Marriage


Gay marriage is back in the mainstream TV news thanks to Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee.

In a CNN interview on Feb. 10, Gov. Jindal endorsed a Constitutional Amendment as a remedy if the Court orders gay marriage.  And on Feb. 1, also on CNN, Gov. Huckabee addressed the religious liberty impacts of gay marriage as progressives redefine traditional Christianity as hatred and bigotry per se.

Sen. Ted Cruz (photo credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Sen. Ted Cruz (photo credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Now, The Blaze is crediting Sen. Cruz with being the first presidential candidate to “take action” in response to Alabama ruling,  for introducing a Constitutional Amendment this week permitting states to define marriage as one man and one woman. (Being a senator helps you be in a position to “take action” of course.)

Cruz issued a strong statement:

Even though the Supreme Court made clear in United States v. Windsor that the federal government should defer to state ‘choices about who may be married,’ the Obama Administration has disregarded state marriage laws enacted by democratically-elected legislatures to uphold traditional marriage. . .[W]e should reject attempts by the Obama Administration to force same-sex marriage on all 50 states. The State Marriage Defense Act helps safeguard the ability of states to preserve traditional marriage for their citizens.

Peculiarly, he also declined to be interviewed by The Blaze about it however.

CNN appears to believe the progressive narrative that support for gay marriage is a problem for GOP candidates.  Of course, progressives also thought opposition to late-term abortion bans would propel Wendy Davis to iconic status as a warrior for women.

When the Left elites can persuade GOP elites to mute issues, especially social issues,  they help Democrats win.  When progressives start to believe their own rhetoric, they highlight issues that actually hurt Democrats.

Maggie Gallagher is the editor of

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.

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