They say that blood is thicker than water, and that the apple does not fall far from the tree, but in this case, blood seems to be heavily diluted by water and someone chucked the apple as far from the tree as they could. Liz Cheney has announced that “I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage.”
Cheney also went on to say that “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.”
So, once we are all allowed to vote on whether or not straight people should have secular marriages, perhaps we should just stop talking about taking it to the people. Furthermore, if we had voted on rights for non-Anglicans, the United States would not have allowed Catholics to have the vote, or Jews to own property.
Voting on people’s civil rights is a tricky business because, eventually, it comes back to bite you on the backside.
Cheney is running for the Senate in Wyoming. She is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and her sister, Mary, is not only a lesbian, but a married lesbian. In fact, she married her long time partner in DC last year.
Cheney has vehemently refused to give her position regarding same-sex marriage for some time now. This was likely because she was planning a run for political office as a Republican and didn’t want it to come back to haunt her.
The whole issue of taking same-sex marriage to the voters is a bad idea these days. With the collapse of anti-gay groups like the National Organization for Marriage, marriage equality bills have made it through the voters in Maryland and Washington State already, and Maine voted in same-sex marriage through the ballot box.
Currently, Cheney has been given a rat’s arse’s chance of actually winning the upcoming primary, and if she does, she could actually lose the race to the Democrat.