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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Obama and Dick Cheney Agree!

Obama’s fully “evolved” view on gay marriage was announced yesterday:  He supports it.  Gay Republicans, however, have taken the President to task for delaying his announcement until after the vote in North Carolina on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage (it passed).  They also point out that Obama has “finally come around to the Dick Cheney position on marriage equality.”  Cheney, who has a daughter who is gay, declared his support for gay marriage in 2009.

Obama’s statement put it neatly
And ‘though it might seem kind of zany
He now agrees almost completely
With former Veep Dick Cheney

1 comment:

Michael Ejercito said...

In 2005, the legal counsel for a same-sex couple quoted Dick Cheney's stance on marriage in support of their argument. See Brief for Appellant in Smelt v. County of Orange, No. 05-56040, p.59 "Freedom means freedom for everyone"