Ted Cruz: Anti-Gay Marriage Crusader? Not Always

The Texas senator passed up the chance to argue in a pivotal gay-rights case.
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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) waves as he speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 18, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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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.

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