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Bloomberg News claims Ted Cruz Left US high and dry in 2003 on Defending Family in Lawrence V. Texas Case

Liberal Bloomberg:.....Ted Cruz Can't Quit the Gay Marriage Fight and
Ted Cruz: (Not Always)Anti-Gay Marriage Crusader?

Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate, said today:

"Ted Cruz now campaigns on the number one issue of Public Advocate and all pro-family groups - to defend traditional marriage and promote religious liberty.Yet when it was his job he did nothing and can not claim to be stupid or unaware.

Combine this with gigantic New York support from donors and published recordings (in the NY Times and elsewhere) indicating his passiveness or reserve on social issues as a "No. 1 issue", it does raise a little concern about the sincerity of his current outspoken leadership.

It was critical that Texas "criminal" laws and issues raised by Public Advocate in our legal briefs be supported by a state official in Texas. He was that state official who now claims to have been the most experienced and now claims they were his best years.

We ask of Senator Cruz: Bloomberg says you sat out the most important case in the history of defending the Christian family in the specific area of criminal practices at that time. Public Advocate, a handful of groups and a local district attorney were left to argue the case without a Texas official. Yet now you claim daily to be our number one defender.

Where were you, Senator Cruz, during that first year of your elected state office as Texas solicitor general, how or why did you ignore Lawrence V. Texas? "

On the One Hand

On the one hand Senator Ted Cruz introduces bills to defend traditional
one man one woman marriage and defend religious liberty.

Bloomberg reports

(Senator Cruz says )"Religious liberty has never been more threatened in America than right now today.'"

Cruz has legislative, political and fund-raising motivation. In the Senate, he's sponsoring a constitutional amendment shielding states that still bar gay marriage, and he's already attacking his competitors. In his speech last week, he derided Republicans who weren't supportive of religious liberty laws in Indiana and Arkansas that opponents said would allow businesses to discriminate against gay customers.

(Republican Congressional leaders have) been practically silent on gay marriage.

On the other hand.

Cruz: (Not Always)Anti-Gay Marriage

Bloomberg reports:

" Senator Ted Cruz, who wants to be the Republican Party's lead crusader against gay marriage, ducked the opportunity to play a critical role in turning back the movement in its infancy.

In 2003, the year Cruz became Texas's top government litigator, the state lost a crucial case as the U.S. Supreme Court decided that state laws banning homosexual sex as illegal sodomy were unconstitutional.

The decision in Lawrence v. Texas paved the way for the court's consideration of gay marriage.

As Texas solicitor general when the Lawrence v. Texas case came before the Supreme Court, Cruz was "very much in the middle of all this drama," said Mitchell Katine, who was local counsel to the two gay men at the center of the case, John Lawrence and Tyron Garner. The two had been dragged out of their bedroom by police and charged with "deviate sex."

Yet "Cruz remained absolutely silent," Katine said. The case remained assigned instead to a Harris County district attorney..................."

Where was Cruz in 2003?


Public Advocate filled a friend of the court brief supporting Texas' case before oral arguments were heard in March,2003 which is available upon request.

"Today's decision by the Supreme Court will likely prove to be one of the biggest setbacks for the American family in over thirty years. The court has once again violated their constitutional mandate by legislating instead of interpreting and striking down Texas' sodomy laws meant to put families above politics.

full statement on the Supreme Court Decision by Eugene Delgaudio here

At the Supreme Court hearing on Lawrence V. Texas March 2003

Statement On the filing of the PA brief on Lawrence V. Texas Feb 2003

April 18 2003, PA awards (local) Texas DA Rosenthal Recieves FAM Award
Local DA does the work that Ted Cruz could have done with more resources.

Bloomberg:Ted Cruz Can't Quit

Bloomberg: Not Always Anti-Gay Crusader