Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dick Cheney steps out on gay marriage issue

The ice is cracking under opponents of marriage equality and equal rights for gays and lesbians. Although it wasn't perfect, the former vice-president offered support for gay marriage at the National Press Club. His support was for states to be free to allow gay marriage, yet he did not support action at the federal level. Because this is a civil rights issue and one of equal protection, I have a problem with that.

It is still amazing to see such a stubborn, right-wing nutbag actually step away from toeing the party line. Some of his language was awkward and his position is less than ideal, but it is still better than the position of President Obama, and I appreciate that.

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