Cheney expresses (limited) support for gay marriage

Posted on 01 Jun 2009 at 1:17pm

Thanks to Hardy Haberman for sending me a note about this one:

According to a report posted on The Huffington Post, former Vice President Dick Cheney has said he supports states legalizing same-sex marriage, but he doesn’t think there should be a federal statute to recognize such marriages:

“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. 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.”

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