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Cruz: Obama Admin 'Most Hostile To Traditional Marriage' In U.S. History

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As evidence, Cruz pointed to the administration's decision to recognize gay marriages performed in Utah between a federal court's decision to overturn that state's ban and the Supreme Court's order to stop them.

“The Obama administration came into Utah and said, ‘We’re not going to listen to what the U.S. Supreme Court said. We, the federal government, are going to recognize marriages in the state of Utah and Utah state law explicitly does not recognize as marriage,'" Cruz said, "and that was really, in my view, an abuse of power."