It seems there’s a bit of a fight breaking out in the Cheney family. Senate candidate Liz, hereinafter referred to as the Evil Daughter, is not in favor of marriage equality, while Mary, who is IN a same-sex marriage, is criticizing her for taking that position.
Posting on Facebook on Friday evening, Mary Cheney, who is gay and married her longtime partner last year, wrote: “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage.”
Their father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, supports same-sex marriage, and the younger Cheney echoed some of his language on the issue when she added, “Freedom means freedom for everyone.”…
Earlier Friday, Liz Cheney revealed her position on same-sex marriage, a topic she has kept relatively quiet about since declaring her candidacy in July against incumbent Senator Mike Enzi, Republican of Wyoming.
“I am not pro-gay marriage,” Liz Cheney said in a statement responding to an apparent push poll against her in Wyoming. “I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.”
That’s a complete copout position (as it was when Obama took it last year), made even worse by this completely arbitrary notion that this one issue shouldn’t even be decided by our elected representatives but only by popular vote. That isn’t just a copout position, it’s one that is invariably hypocritical — one only takes it if they think they’ll win a popular vote. If their position would lose a popular vote, they’ll magically decide that’s not a good idea.