With virtually no chance of passage in the current Congress, the Cruz-Lee bill appears to be motivated by politics.
A unanimous decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court makes the state the 17th in the country to recognize marriage equality.
It looks like the Roberts Court may take up the Hobby Lobby contraception challenge, while other federal appellate courts refuse to buy the argument that corporations can exercise religious beliefs.
The Supreme Court mostly settled the marriage equality question by striking DOMA and Prop 8 but refused to broadly recognize same-sex marriage rights.
As a likely swing vote in the upcoming marriage equality cases, Justice Kennedy may push the issue back to the states.