On February 13th, 2014, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined Family Research Council president Tony Perkins to discuss his proposed State Marriage Defense Act, which would make it more difficult for married same-sex couples to receive legal recognition in other states.
Cruz, who had previously been masquerading as an advocate of smaller, less intrusive government (or, if nothing else, as a devoted screw-up), repeated the usual theocratic talking points that traditional marriage is "under attack" and the Obama administration's support for LGBT equality represents an "abuse of power and lawlessness."
"Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done," said Cruz.
"We need to stand up and defend traditional marriage and especially do everything we can to prevent the federal government from forcing a different definition of marriage that is contrary to the views to the citizens of each state."
Cruz was also quick to agree with Perkins' claim that President Obama and his administration's officials want to "move quick" on marriage equality "because there will be push back from the country when people see the consequences of this redefinition of marriage; they are trying to lock this in quickly hoping that it cannot be reversed."
This, of course, is the same man who spent twenty-one hours pretending to push back against healthcare reform, because he's supposedly such a big advocate of fighting government intervention.