Dick Cheney Pushes for Marriage Equality

February 17, 2012   |  

There’s a new story over at the Huffington Post about Dick Cheney and how he is currently lobbying in Maryland, pushing for the state to recognize same sex unions.  Now, if you understand conservatism and states’ rights, this should be no surprise.  Cheney’s daughter is gay, and he’s never really touted the typical “Marriage equals one man, one woman” lines.  In fact, in 2009 he said:

“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”

Of course that didn’t stop HP commenters from spewing their own hate and downright stupidity.  One commenter even quoting the above and adding “and where you you on these issues when you were in the white house?”

Whether you agree with Cheney on marriage or not, anyone who understands the constitution should know that the federal government has no authority to meddle with marriage.  Other than maybe speaking up about marriage equality, there was nothing – constitutionally – that Cheney could do as VP.

But leave it to a liberal to completely miss the point with this argument.  Somehow, saying “marriage should be governed at the state or local level” equates to “I hate fags” in liberal land.

I wonder what they think of someone like me, who believes that marriage should be 100% privatized.  No feds, no state, no city.  I’m not sure, but I bet they’d find a way to call me racist.

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