VP Cheney: An unlikely ally?

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    Jun 01, 2009 10:09 PM GMT
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney recently made these comments concerning his thoughts on gay marriage:

    "I think, you know, freedom means freedom for everyone," Cheney said in a speech at the National Press Club. "I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish."

    "And I think that's the way it ought to be handled today, that is, on a state-by-state basis. Different states will make different decisions. But I don't have any problem with that. I think people ought to get a shot at that," he said.

    Do you think he is sincere about that? If so, do you think the fact that his daughter is gay has made him more open-minded regarding the issue? Even though we live in a federalist system, should it really be a state-by-state decision or will the federal government eventually have to get involved to give more uniformity and federal credence to a nation-wide issue? Thoughts?

    The full article from which the quoted portion was taken can be found here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090601/ap_on_re_us/us_cheney

  • styrgan

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    Jun 01, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    Being that his daughter is a lesbian, its hardly surprising at all...
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    Jun 02, 2009 12:46 AM GMT
    Cheney's statement about leaving the decision to the states reflects his position from the 2004 election cycle...problem is...his President didn't share his views on the matter...meanwhile, this proposal is all nice and well...but when, honestly when, did equal rights for any group actually make it state by state until all 50 states were in unison...?! WTF
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    Jun 02, 2009 6:25 AM GMT