Ted Cruz Dodges On Gay Adoption: ‘Adoption Is Decided At The State Level’

AP

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) refused to say at Thursday GOP’s debate whether he believed a gay couple should be able to adopt, and instead, passed the issue on to the states.

“Well, listen, adoption is decided at the state level and I am a believer in the 10th Amendment in the Constitution. I would leave the question of marriage to the states, I would leave the question of adoption to the states,” he said.

From there he pivoted to his usual pillaring of the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

“That’s the way it’s been for two centuries of our nation’s history until five unelected judges in an illegitimate and wrong decision decided to seize the authority over marriage and wrongfully tear down the marriage laws of all 50 states,” he said.

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