During at least one point of his political career, Ted Cruz was not feeling the good vibrations.
As Texas’ solicitor general in 2007, Cruz wrote a 76-page briefing against dildos and other sex toys — taking a hard stance against “any alleged right associated with obscene devices,” according to Mother Jones.
“There is no substantive due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes unrelated to procreation or outside of an interpersonal relationship,” Cruz’s team wrote in the lengthy court document filed in 2007.
He implored the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District to uphold a Texas law that banned the sale of dildos, artificial vaginas and other sex devices to uphold “public morals.”
The court ultimately ruled against the presidential hopeful in a 2-1 decision, maintaining that the government doesn’t have any jurisdiction in people’s bedrooms.