Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ted Cruz: Congress Should Strip Federal Courts Of Jurisdiction To Rule On Marriage Equality

While Ted Cruz isn't the first to come up with a jurisdiction-stripping scheme for the nation's judiciary, it is still a radical idea. It's the type of idea that would get him the attention of religious right conservatives ... likely lots of positive attention from them. Many of these folks have been apoplectic over the idea that the SCOTUS will likely rule in favor of marriage equality this year.
From Think Progress:

In the likely event that the Supreme Court brings marriage equality to all 50 states this summer, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants to strip the entire federal judiciary of its power to hear cases brought by same-sex couples seeking the right to marry, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Cruz’s remarks came during a speech in Sioux City, Iowa, where the tea party senator also praised the original, more discrimination-friendly version of Indiana’s new “religious liberty” law, and claimed that a cabal of liberals and big business endorsed a “radical gay marriage agenda” which says that “any person of faith is subject to persecution if they dare” disagree with marriage equality.READ MORE

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