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Cheney and gay marriage

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WASHINGTON--Former Vice President Dick Cheney was asked Wednesday if gay marriage in the U.S. was "inevitable" and the father of a gay daughter said it's okay by him if states want to legalize same-sex unions.

"Well, I think, you know, freedom means freedom for everyone.

"And as many of you know, one of my daughters is gay. And -- something that we've 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 that governs this, I don't support. I do believe that historically the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level. This has always been a state issue, 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, and they do at present."


Cheney spoke at the National Press Club

5 Comments

HAS ANYONE TOLD THIS GUY THAT HE ISN'T THE VP
ANY LONGER, HE IS VERY TALKATIVE AND HE IS STARTING TO PUT HIS FOOT DEEPER IN HIS MOUTH!
THIS GUY IS GOING TO CAUSE ALOT OF REPUBLICAN'S
TO LOSE THEIR SEATS IN THE FUTURE, KEEP UP THE
GOOD WORK DICK!

Yeah right "Dick" Cheney, now, all of a sudden he's for gay rights and gay marriage.....

He's such a farce and america can see right through his deceitful ass, he's trying to set the stage for republicans in the upcoming voting elections. SNAKE! even his little smirk looks deceitful

Odd isn't??? The man who's for torture and shooting people in lieu of legal incarceration is for gay rights.

What an anachronistic set of beliefs. Well good for Darth Vader and good for his daughter.

What do ya know; Darth Vader has a heart after all!

HE WASN'T GOING TO THROW HIS DAUGHTER UNDER THE
BUS!
BETWEEN CHENEY AND GINGRICH THE GOP IS IN BIG
TROUBLE!

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