‘Equal Protection Under The Law’
That’s the Federal standard. The Constitution gives us ALL that right.
Ted Cruz want’s to take that right and let each State decide who get’s (cough) ‘equal protection’.
That way you could be arrested, jailed and convicted of a crime when you travel from one State to another.
America…….The Republican Version.
‘Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is calling on his colleagues to pass a bill that would make same sex marriage a state issue’.
‘Cruz, along with 11 other Republican senators, re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act on Tuesday, which aims to allow states to adopt their own definitions of marriage and would block the federal government from applying its own definition of marriage onto states’.
‘He added, “I support traditional marriage and we 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.”
‘The bill would force federal government to rely on state law to determine whether couples are considered to be married for the purposes for federal law’.
And there goes the Supremecy Clause……
‘Article VI, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution is known as the Supremacy Clause because it provides that the “Constitution, and the Laws of the United States … shall be the supreme Law of the Land.” It means that the federal government, in exercising any of the powers enumerated in the Constitution, must prevail over any conflicting or inconsistent state exercise of power‘.(1)
From : http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/ted-cruz-gay-marriage-115095.html
(1) : http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Supremacy+Clause