Cheney rejects gay marriage ban -- he's still a dick

And now, the amazing 'Where's Waldo' Vice President comes out of hiding as if it were Groundhog Day, sees his shadow and makes a dazzling Flip-Flop as if trying to show up Senator Kerry as an amateur, show him what it looks like when a Master takes both sides of a question.

First -- the seemingly good news:

BBC -- US Vice-President Dick Cheney has said he does not support a federal ban on gay marriage, apparently contradicting President George W Bush's stance.

Mr Cheney was addressing a campaign audience in Iowa that included his daughter Mary who is openly lesbian. He said the issue of legalising gay unions should be settled by individual states rather than by Washington.

So ok, he can't actually look his daughter in the eye (and/or sit that close to his wife) can't actually say that this person sitting right there in front of him has no right to a full and legally recognized marital relationship.

Well, we already knew he was a craven sort of fellow. Besides, it's one thing to spout bizarre self-righteous judgmental crap about THEM when sitting around with the boys -- it's another thing to say it when the people whose lives are being crimped and crushed are right there.

As the saying goes: "In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is." So, he continued:

Vice-President Cheney said he and his wife "have a gay daughter, so it's an issue our family is very familiar with".

Regarding the issue of same-sex relationships, he said, "my general view is freedom means freedom for everyone". People ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to.

"The question that comes up with the issue of marriage is what kind of official sanction or approval is going to be granted by government? Historically, that's been a relationship that has been handled by the states. The states have made that fundamental decision of what constitutes a marriage," he said.

And then came THE AMAZING TRIPLE-TWISTING FLIP-FLOP denying gay people the rights he just said they should have:

He also said the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which President Clinton signed into law in 1996, may be enough.

"Most states have addressed this and there is on the books the federal statute, the Defense of Marriage Act, passed in 1996, and to date, it has not been successfully challenged in the courts and may be sufficient to resolve the issue," the vice president said.

In other words, "I can support your right to marriage because I can blame the law against it on someone else." What a man, eh?

Carve a better one out of a banana -- an overripe one.


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