Senator Cruz Wants to Change an Outdated Texas Law

Tom Handy
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Texas Senator Ted Cruz called the Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay sex wrong, and he has an opinion on another law. The Republican Senator wants Texas to repeal the dormant law on gay sex reported by the Dallas Morning News.

A spokesperson on Wednesday said the senator should nullify the sodomy law which is not enforceable because of the Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court ruled the law violated the U.S. Constitution.

The gay sex case was Lawrence v. Texas and was decided based on a citizen's constitutional right to privacy.

Over the years, Texas Democrats have tried to repeal the law but there hasn’t been a change.

A Cruz spokesperson told the Dallas Morning News:

"Consenting adults should be able to do what they wish in their private sexual activity, and government has no business in their bedrooms."

Since the 2015 Supreme Court ruling to legalize gay sex, Cruz has not been favorable. But he doesn’t think changing the law today would benefit those involved.

Cruz said:

“You’ve got a ton of people who have entered into gay marriages and it would be more than a little chaotic for the court to do something that somehow disrupted those marriages that have been entered into in accordance with the law. I think that would be a factor that would, would counsel restraint, that the court would be concerned about. But to be honest, I don’t think this court has any appetite for overturning any of these decisions.”

Cruz’s recent comment is a shift from earlier comments the senator has made about gay rights. Texas is one of 14 states that has sodomy on the books.

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