At the National Press Club in Washington this afternoon, former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared to endorse the concept of gay marriage.
This from the Chicago Tribune’s The Swamp:
“I think that freedom means freedom for everyone,” Cheney replied. “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,” Cheney said. “The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don’t support. I do believe that, 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,” he said of the same-sex marriages that most of the states in New England, Iowa and the District of Columbia have authorized. “People ought to get a shot at that.”
As Andrew Sullivan, a gay and (somewhat) conservative blogger noted: “This makes him more supportive of full marriage equality than Barack Obama.”
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