U.S. Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, on the eve of New York’s primary election, faces questions about his position on the use of sex toys.
A story surfaced last week in Mother Jones Magazine that Cruz, during his tenure as Texas Solicitor General, argued individuals have no legal right to use sex toys – even in the privacy of their own homes.
In 2007, Cruz co-wrote an 83-page brief arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court “has never suggested that the substantive-due-process doctrine ensures individuals’ ability to stimulate their genitals in ways that are neither connected to procreation nor associated with any particular lifestyle.”
Cruz, seeking to catch front-runner Donald Trump in the race for the Republican Party’s nomination, appears to have modified his views on dildos, vibrators and other items of pleasure. In an interview with New York’s WABC Radio, the Texas Senator down played the controversy.
“Look, of course not, it’s a ridiculous question, and of course not,” Cruz told the station when asked if he would ban sex toys. “What people do in their own private time with themselves is their own business and it’s none of government’s business.”
Heading into Tuesday’s election, polls have Cruz trailing Trump by double digits in the Empire State.