Ted Cruz Responds to Gay Man About Religious Freedom

The question came during a live event on "Good Morning America."

Responding to a question from Todd Calongne, a married gay man who is a registered Republican and owner of a pizza parlor in New York City, Cruz said the Constitution protects the rights of all citizens equally.

"That freedom ultimately protects each and every one of us."

"If someone wants to change the marriage laws, I don't think it should be five unelected lawyers down in Washington," he said, referring to the five Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of allowing same-sex marriage.

"We would expect the people in New York to adopt different laws than perhaps in California or Texas or Florida," he said.