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Anti-gay, anti-trans Ted Cruz suspends presidential campaign

Anti-gay, anti-trans Ted Cruz suspends presidential campaign

SenatorCruz says the US military is being used 'as a cauldron for social experimentation'

Ted Cruz is out.

The US senator from Texas suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday (3 May) after losing the Indiana primary to Donald Trump.

‘From the beginning I said I’d continue as long as there was a viable path to victory. Tonight, I’m sorry to say, it appears that path has been foreclosed,’ Cruz told disppointed supporters.

‘Together, we left it all on the field in Indiana. We gave it everything we had.’

Cruz won the Iowa caucuses to start off the primary season and several other contests but was unable to stop Trump’s momentum.

In recent weeks, Cruz had attacked Trump for seemingly not being transphobic enough as the front-runner came out against North Carolina’s much-maligned HB2 which bans transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender they identify as.

‘It doesn’t make any sense to allow grown adult men, strangers, to be alone in a bathroom with little girls,’ Cruz said on NBC’s Meet the Press this week.

‘If you pass a law…that says any adult man can go into a girls’ restroom if he feels like a woman at that minute…the real danger is not people who are transgender. It’s people who are predators, who use that law as an excuse to go target our kids.’

Cruz, who is staunchly against same-sex marriage, had previously slammed Trump for being in favor of allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the US military.