In a Thursday morning interview with CNBC, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) commented on Apple CEO Tim Cook’s decision to come out as gay by calling Cook’s orientation a “personal choice,” but went on to say, “I’ll tell you I love my iPhone.”
The Hill blog reported Thursday that Cruz was opining that same-sex marriage is a matter best left up to individual states to decide, although he was careful to stipulate that he believes that marriage should only be between “one man and one woman.”
Cruz wants to amend the U.S. Constitution to make it impossible for the Supreme Court to overturn state laws denying same-sex couples the right to marry.
When asked about his thoughts on Apple CEO Tim Cook’s decision to be open about his orientation, Cruz said, “Those are his personal choices, I’ll tell you I love my iPhone.”
“Listen, Tim Cook makes his personal decisions, and that is his life. My focus is on the constitutional question of who has the authority to make decisions,” he went on.
“This is something we’ve seen over and over again, which is the federal government and federal courts deciding they don’t trust the people,” said Cruz. “They look down on the people, they don’t trust us to make judgments about our own lives, so the federal government and federal courts are going to step in and impose their own policy preferences.”
Watch video of Cruz’s remarks, embedded below via CNBC: