Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

Hello Lovelies! I haven’t forgotten you. I’ve just been extraordinarily (and unusually, truth be told) busy at work and haven’t had the time to devote to this or any of my other blogs. It seems, though, that the Supreme Court’s decision to not act on any of the gay marriage cases has woken up the GOP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision has reignited a debate inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the 2016 presidential contest.

The court’s decision Monday to reject appeals from five states that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage pits the GOP’s pragmatic wing eager to move past the divisive social issue against religious conservatives — a vocal minority that vowed to redouble its efforts and punish those unwilling to join them.

Describing the decision as “judicial activism at its worst,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday renewed his pledge to introduce a constitutional amendment that would limit the court’s ability to strike down the remaining state laws blocking gays and lesbians from marrying. “We’re seeing right now an assault on traditional marriage,” he added.

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