Cheney argued that gay marriage had historically been an issue of state's rights, and that every state should be able to define the institution of marriage for itself. Early Monday morning, citing "serious health issues" in her family, Liz Cheney gave up her bid for the Republican U. That led to a quick response from Mary Cheney, who said on Facebook: Cheney said the amendment did not have the votes to pass, but he also said the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which President Clinton signed into law in , may be enough. Before signing DOMA, Clinton signed "don't ask, don't tell," a policy that allowed homosexuals serving in the military to keep their sexuality secret.
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Dick Cheney changing his position on gay marriage because his daughter is a lesbian. More from Robin Abcarian. The announcement reversed his position that maintained support for civil unions but opposed same-sex marriages. Cheney needs to examine her conscience and figure out why she thinks it's OK to denigrate her sister's family in a way she would never tolerate the denigration of her own. Liz Cheney, before announcing her candidacy for the U.
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Since the act was passed and enforced, Barr has officially rescinded his initial position on same-sex marriage and apologized for the portion of the legislation preventing same-sex marriage recognition at the Libertarian Convention. Dick Cheney admits support for gay marriage. NeonVice 5 months ago. Trivializing gay marriage as "just an issue" is like saying separate water fountains and racially segregated schools are "just an issue" on which some folks disagreed. The family betrayal was compounded when their parents, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, put another knife in Mary Cheney's back. Former Republican presidential candidate and Utah Gov.
Since the act was passed and enforced, Barr has officially rescinded his initial position on same-sex marriage and apologized for the portion of the legislation preventing same-sex marriage recognition at the Libertarian Convention. Gallup released a survey in May finding that 53 percent of Americans believe the law should allow same-sex marriage. Vice President Joe Biden seems to have, perhaps unwittingly, gotten the ball rolling for what now looks like widespread Democratic support for same-sex marriage. But if she wants to be part of "a new generation of Republican leadership" as she has said, that implies coming to terms with the reality of the social landscape. Compassion is called for, even when there is disagreement about such a fundamental matter and Liz's many kindnesses shouldn't be used to distort her position. Most recent polls have shown more Americans supporting same-sex marriage than opposing it, and majorities in Maine and Maryland voted to give gay and lesbians the right to marry last November at the ballot box.