Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cheney's Caveat

Former VP Dick Cheney says that he supports 'gay unions.' But there is a caveat. He believes that this is not a federal question but a state's right to determine the legality and definition of marriage.

Speaking at the National Press Club, Cheney was asked about the legality of gay marriage in the US:
"I think that freedom means freedom for everyone. 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."
Cheney's statement that "... it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family" speaks volumes!

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