Cheney Offers Support For Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

I find myself in the odd position of being on the side of Dick Cheney as opposed to Obama on this one.

Dick Cheney rarely takes a position that places him at a more progressive tilt than President Obama. But on Monday, the former vice president did just that, saying that he supports gay marriage as long as it is deemed legal by state and not federal government.

Speaking at the National Press Club for the Gerald R. Ford Foundation journalism awards, Cheney was asked about recent rulings and legislative action in Iowa and elsewhere that allowed for gay couples to legally wed.

"I think that freedom means freedom for everyone," replied the former V.P. "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."

full article and video at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/01/cheney-offers-his-support_n_209869.html


Blogger E. Ross said...

May I add your church to Bent Alaska's list of LGBT-friendly churches? I was looking for lutheran churches to include, but didn't know which were friendly. Are there LGBT-friendly Lutheran churches in other parts of Alaska? Thanks!

Bent Alaska's list of LGBT-friendly churches:

11:10 PM  
Blogger bollerud said...

by all means, thank you for the link. As far as other LGBT friendly churches, the ELCA is still struggling with the issue however I feel that most ELCA churches in the Anchorage area could be considered LGBT frinedly but the nature of community means that designation does not apply to all attenders.

8:14 AM  
Blogger E. Ross said...

Thank you for the explanation and the permission. I will add Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church of Anchorage to the list. And thanks for being a GLBT-welcoming church!

1:18 PM  

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