Dick Cheney, Gay Marriage Crusader

4 comments June 2nd, 2009at 07:09am Posted by Eli

On the surface, it sounds like Dick Cheney is a pretty decent and enlightened guy on gay marriage:

Speaking at the National Press Club for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation journalism awards, Cheney was asked about recent rulings and legislative action in Iowa and elsewhere that allowed for gay couples to legally wed.

“I think that freedom means freedom for everyone,” replied the former V.P. “As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish. The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don’t support. I do believe that the historically the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level. It has always been a state issue and I think that is the way it ought to be handled, on a state-by-state basis. … But I don’t have any problem with that. People ought to get a shot at that.”

Not bad, right?  But make no mistake – this is not Dick Cheney saying that all people should be treated equally, this is Dick Cheney saying that his daughter should not be a second-class citizen.

Of course, that still puts him way ahead of, say, Ronald Reagan, Alan Keyes, or Brit Hume.

Entry Filed under: Cheney,Republicans,Teh Gay

4 Comments

  • 1. Ray Mailhot  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Having different rules in different states causes all kinds of problems, let’s settle it once for all and make it national.
    Marriage is for one man and one woman.
    Let’s stop the game – states should not decide…

  • 2. Anthony Proulx  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    If a dude wants to marry a dude, who cares who are you to say any different?!

    Im not gay but if I was i’d want the same rights.

    Its the fakers that are ruining it, just getting married for the perks… not cool.

  • 3. Denzel Waeddington  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Now the Repubs are in trouble. Rush Loudmouth will now be fighting Cheney. They can’t get their story straight. Are they for, or against gay marriage as a political party? Maybe Loudmouth will tell his crazed supporters not to listen to or support Cheney.

  • 4. Eli  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    If a dude wants to marry a dude, who cares who are you to say any different?!

    Im not gay but if I was i’d want the same rights.

    Its the fakers that are ruining it, just getting married for the perks… not cool.

    Exactly. Although I’m not sure what you mean about the fakers – would that not apply to straight couples as well? (Hmm, I wonder if the right’s two hot-button issues could converge with the fear of guys marrying each other for green cards…)

    Now the Repubs are in trouble. Rush Loudmouth will now be fighting Cheney.

    That is a very, very interesting thought…


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