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Ted Cruz Wants Texas to Repeal Law Banning Gay Sex

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Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizing gay marriage "clearly wrong," Republican Senator Ted Cruz wants Texas to repeal its now-dormant law banning gay sex.On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the conservative senator said he thinks the state should nullify its sodomy law, which has not been enforceable since the Supreme Court declared the ban unconstitutional in the 2003 case of Lawrence v.

Texas. Despite the ruling, and multiple failed efforts by Democrats to repeal it, the law has remained on the books."Consenting adults should be able to do what they wish in their private sexual activity, and government has no business in their bedrooms," a Cruz spokesperson told The Dallas Morning News.Although Texas' law is currently defunct, the Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe v.

Wade has raised questions whether Lawerence v. Texas could be next. Both landmark cases were decided on the right to privacy.In the decision striking down the right to an abortion, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that the Court should also reconsider the precedence in Lawrence, which he called "demonstrably erroneous," and allow states to criminalize gay sex.Texas is one of at least 11 states that have a sodomy ban in place.Cruz's remarks came just a week after he said the Supreme Court was "clearly wrong" to legalize same-sex marriage in the Obergefell v.

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