Thursday, September 15, 2011
Accepting Marriage Equality
Here's post I started in Sept but never go around to finishing...
If Dick Cheney is in favor of marriage equality because of his personal experience with his daughter, then it's possible for anybody to switch sides. He, like so many hetero folks, began to understand because of his relationship with someone he knows who is gay, in this case, his daughter. Here is a quote from the Advocate article:
"As you know, Dick and I have a daughter who is gay, with a wonderful partner named Heather and two wonderful grandchildren," said Lynne Cheney in response to a question from Barbara Walters. She said her grandchildren are "well loved" and "I think whatever Mary and Heather decide to do is up to Mary and Heather."
When Joy Behar followed up with the former vice president, he easily agreed with his wife.
"You agree with that?" Behar asked.
"Yes," he said straightforwardly. "I think freedom means freedom for everybody, and you ought to have the right to make whatever choice you want to make with respect to your own personal situation."