- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 17, 2022

Sen. Ted Cruz argued Sunday that the Supreme Court’s decision in 2015 to legalize nationwide same-sex marriage was “clearly wrong” and that the high court had overreached.

Gay-rights advocates have expressed fears that the decision by the court’s conservative majority to overturn the nationwide right to abortion could mean same-sex marriage is next. 

Obergefell v. Hodges, the case that legalized same-sex marriage, “ignored two centuries of our nation’s history,” the Texas Republican said on his show, “Verdict with Ted Cruz.”

“Marriage was always an issue that was left to the states,” he said. “I think that decision was clearly wrong. It was the court overreaching.”

Mr. Cruz said he was unsure whether the decision would be overturned but thought it would be “chaotic” for the court to issue a change that could jeopardize those who are already married.

“You’ve got a ton of people who have entered into gay marriages and it would be more than a little chaotic for the court to do something that somehow disrupted those marriages that have been entered into in accordance with the law,” he said. “I think that would be a factor that would counsel restraint, that the court would be concerned about. But to be honest, I don’t think this court has any appetite for overturning any of these decisions.”

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• Ramsey Touchberry can be reached at rtouchberry@washingtontimes.com.

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