Attorney General Eric Holder announced this weekend the federal government will impose same-sex marriage benefits on the states, including states like Texas that only recognize the true definition of marriage – the union of one man and one woman. The new dictates focus on federal benefits that include spousal rights concerning bankruptcies, prison visits, and the court system.
In an interview with KVUE (Austin), U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz reacted to another brazen overreach of the Federal government on the issue of marriage:
“In Texas, we define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and I don’t think the federal government should come into Texas and dictate its terms for what constitutes marriage.” – Senator Ted Cruz
“It’s very clear that the people of the state of Texas have already spoken on these issues when it comes to the definition of marriage and same sex benefits and the reason that you see the Obama administration abusing their power and overreaching is because they don’t have the will of the people on their side.” – Jonathan Saenz
The federal government is increasingly disrespecting the rights of the majority of states that define marriage as one man and one woman. The goal seems clear – usurp states’ rights to essentially redefine a state’s marriage laws to a definition of its choosing.