Cruz won’t ban sex toys as president
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Republican presidential candidate Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzLawmakers announce legislation to fund government purchases of oil Overnight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves MORE says he won’t ban the sale of sex toys if he’s president, BuzzFeed News reported Friday

“What people do in their own private time with themselves is their own business and it’s none of the government’s business,” Cruz told WABC radio host Curtis Sliwa. 

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Sliwa asked Cruz if he would ban “the sale of sexual toys, dildos, or anything that sexually stimulates you,” after Mother Jones revealed that Cruz defended a ban on the sale of dildos as Texas’s solicitor general. 

“Look, of course not, it’s a ridiculous question, and of course not,” Cruz added. 

A brief co-authored by Cruz at the time said there is no "substantive-due-process right to stimulate one’s genitals."