“Nothing. . . authorizes judges to redefine marriage for the Nation. . .”

U.S. Senator Cruz speaks to members of the Texas Federation of Republican Women in San Antonio, TexasMY MAN on courts, the 14th Amendment, and Gay Marriage

“It is beyond dispute that when the 14th Amendment was adopted 146 years ago, as a necessary post-Civil War era reform, it was not imagined to also mandate same-sex marriage, but that is what the Supreme Court is implying today. The Court is making the preposterous assumption that the People of the United States somehow silently redefined marriage in 1868 when they ratified the 14th Amendment,” he said.

“Nothing in the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the 14th Amendment or any other constitutional provision authorizes judges to redefine marriage for the Nation. It is for the elected representatives of the People to make the laws of marriage, acting on the basis of their own constitutional authority, and protecting it, if necessary, from usurpation by the courts.”

From “Ted Cruz Slams SCOTUS on Gay Marriage: ‘Tragic and Indefensible.”
http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/ted-cruz-slams-scotus-on-gay-marriage-tragic-and-indefensible/