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Cruz, Huckabee court evangelical votes, warn same‑sex marriage puts nation on perilous path

Monday, July 6, 2015
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
GOP presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a megachurch congregation that God favors the U.S. but that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path because of same-sex marriage. ...

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Gay hotelier who hosted Ted Cruz dinner also made a campaign donation

Friday, May 29, 2015
Ian Reisner
When the gay hoteliers Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass found themselves under siege for hosting a dinner for Ted Cruz, tthey repeatedly stressed that the event was not a fund-raiser. ...

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Ted Cruz: Same-sex marriage is the greatest threat to religious freedom in American history

Saturday, May 16, 2015
Ted Cruz
Cruz, who believes the gay “jihad” may soon lead to the imprisonment of pastors and the end of free speech, says the legalization of same-sex marriage is the greatest threat to religious liberty in U.S. history. ...

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Owner of NYC gay-oriented hotel lashes out at ‘gay extremists’ over backlash for Ted Cruz dinner

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Mati Weiderpass (right) with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
n owner of a gay-oriented New York City hotel lashed out at "extremists" who have urged a boycott over a dinner invitation to Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican and a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage. ...

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New York hotel owners on why they hosted Ted Cruz, and the backlash from the gay community

Saturday, May 2, 2015
From left: Mati Weiderpass, Ted Cruz, Sam Domb, and Ian Reisner gather in Weiderpass’ apartment in April, for a ‘fireside chat’ set off a firestorm of reactions within the gay community.
As many have pointed out, "owning businesses that cater to the LGBT community comes with a heightened level of responsibility." ...

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Gay businessmen apologize for co-hosting Ted Cruz event

Monday, April 27, 2015
Ted Cruz with Mati Weiderpass
Two gay hotel owners who co-hosted an event for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have apologized after many in the LGBT community joined a call to boycott their properties for catering to a conservative politician who is staunchly opposed to same-sex ...

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Marriage News Watch:
April 27, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
We'll have oral argument before the Supreme Court this week. Ted Cruz has introduced two new bills in Congress to stop marriage, but they may backfire on him. And the National Organization for Marriage has lost yet another court case. ...

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GOP 2016 hopefuls emphasize staunch opposition to same-sex marriage in Iowa stump

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses. ...

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Ted Cruz introduces bills to block marriage equality for same-sex couples

Friday, April 24, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying. ...

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Navigating same-sex marriage debate a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

Friday, April 24, 2015
GOP presidential hopefuls Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio
For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: They're for it. Many Republican VIPs - notably the presidential hopefuls - face a far more complicated landscape. ...

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