Fake engagement at Cruz rally protests his same-sex marriage view

BOSTON (AP) – Two Massachusetts students say they staged a marriage proposal at a Ted Cruz rally as a demonstration against the Republican presidential hopeful’s stance on gay marriage.

Emerson College sophomores Arden Jurskis and Kenzy Peach tell The Boston Globe the fake engagement at the Jan. 31 rally in Iowa was “spur of the moment” and a “demonstration of values and activism.”

Cruz believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. Jurskis is a man. Peach is a woman.

But Peach says same-sex marriage is more ethical than the marriage of two college sophomores.

A photo that’s been widely shared online shows Jurskis and Peach embracing moments after Jurskis pretended to propose, while Cruz looks on, his hands raised in mid-clap.

The students are on a school trip at the caucuses.

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