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Cheney's gay daughter hits Bush stance on gay marriage
AFP ^ | May 14, 2006

Posted on 05/14/2006 5:03:17 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative

The lesbian daughter of US Vice President Dick Cheney hit out at President George W. Bush's support for a constitutional amendment proscribing gay marriage.

Mary Cheney, 37, told Fox News Sunday that the idea, which was backed strongly by Bush's Republican Party during his 2004 re-election campaign and continues to be promoted by many conservatives today, was "a bad piece of legislation".

"I think that is what the federal marriage amendment is, it is writing discrimination into the constitution.

"It is writing discrimination into the constitution and, as I say, it is fundamentally wrong."

"I would also hope that no one would think about trying to amend the constitution as a political strategy," she added.

Cheney, who worked on her father's campaign staff in 2004, said she very nearly quit the reelection effort over the issue.

In the wake of controversial moves to make same-sex marriage legal in California and other states, conservatives pushed strongly to have the constitution amended to define marriage as strictly between a man and a woman.

The effort failed in mid-2004, but a number of individual states passed their own initiatives to restrict marriage to traditional male-female couples.

Cheney, who has just published a book, "It's My Turn", covering in part her experience during the campaign, said she was troubled by the stance of the party she was backing.

"President Bush obviously feels very strongly about this issue ... Quite honestly, it was an issue I had some trouble with, as I talk about in the book. I came very close to quitting my job on the re-election campaign over this very issue."

But she said she was also "very angry" when Bush and Dick Cheney's opponents in the campaign, Senators John Kerry and John Edwards, challenged the Bush stance by publicly pointing out that Mary Cheney was a lesbian.

"It was a cheap and blatant political ploy" when Edwards used her as an example in debating the issue with her father, Mary Cheney said.

Speaking separately on Fox News Sunday, Bush's wife Laura noted the issue of gay marriage still sparked debate across the country.

"I don't think it should be used as a campaign tool, obviously," she said.

"But I do think it's something that people in the United States want to debate. And it requires a lot of sensitivity to talk about the issue, a lot of sensitivity."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
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1 posted on 05/14/2006 5:03:19 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative
She said on Sean Hannity that she respected Bush because bush gave her the opportunity to issue a statement.

This is more bs.
2 posted on 05/14/2006 5:04:52 PM PDT by Perdogg (entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Whoever thought that this is what moms want to hear on mother's day deserves contempt.


3 posted on 05/14/2006 5:05:37 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

If gays all went on two separate islands, one being lesbians and the other homosexuals, there would be no life there after a few decades. So they can not create or be considered part of a NORMAL society.

They are tolerated, but nobody wants them teaching tolerance to children in public schools or making believe they are like normal heterosexual couples deserving the same benefits in law and elsewhere.

They will never have the same dignity or respect in their relationships as regular folks do. They need to get over it themselves, we do not have to go along and make believe with them to help them better embrace their fantasies IMO.


4 posted on 05/14/2006 5:09:52 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
"I think that is what the federal marriage amendment is, it is writing discrimination into the constitution.

While I am not for gay marriage, I don't think the Constitution should be used this way either. The Constitution should only restrict the power of the government, not the rights of people.

5 posted on 05/14/2006 5:11:01 PM PDT by trashcanbred (Anti-social and anti-socialist)
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To: West Coast Conservative

A lot of sensitivity to talk about it? Not really. Marriage= 1 man + 1 woman.

Nothing sensitive about it. Sorry, I've lived with gay roommates, have been to gay establishments dozen upon dozens of times.

It hasn't affected by feelings on the matter (more a matter of confirming those feelings, actually), nor kept me from dealing with gays.

I see no reason to be sensitive. Say what you think. Just don't be an @#$# about it.


6 posted on 05/14/2006 5:11:25 PM PDT by CheyennePress
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To: West Coast Conservative

must suck to be dick cheney.


7 posted on 05/14/2006 5:12:17 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: A CA Guy

If gays all went on two separate islands, one being lesbians and the other homosexuals, there would be no life there after a few decades...


So, there would be no more gay people in the world ever again if they went to two islands?


8 posted on 05/14/2006 5:12:49 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: Perdogg
I really love how the debate is framed - homosexual marriage is a constitutional right. The framers of the constitution considered such too perverted to contemplate. Now if you harbor the same religious based beliefs as the majority of Americans have held since the beginning, and still hold today, you are guilty of a hate crime. What is a personal tragedy for the Cheney family, is now touted to be the source of National policy.
9 posted on 05/14/2006 5:13:45 PM PDT by mission9 (Be a citizen worth living for, in a Nation worth dying for...)
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To: durasell

hummmm....vacation to an island....hummmm....how much do I want to be a lesbian for a week or two?


10 posted on 05/14/2006 5:15:55 PM PDT by Annie5622 (Democrats DO have a plan! They apparently plan to stay stupid.)
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To: A CA Guy
So they can not create or be considered part of a NORMAL society.

This is quite true, and alludes to the reason why no state has any compelling interest in treating "gay unions" as just another type of "family." The family is about procreation, and, since they are pushing the question, ought be defined as such. The state has an interest and a responsibility to protectt he procreating family unit.

The family is the soil from which the state grows (if it grows at all). Homosexual relatioships are a fruitless vanity at best; arguably a detriment to the state as being burdensome to the procreating citizens.

11 posted on 05/14/2006 5:16:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: West Coast Conservative

I like Mary and she can certainly have any opinion she wants. Anyone who thinks this is going to hurt GWB in any way will, I suggest, need to think again.


12 posted on 05/14/2006 5:16:43 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (DemocRATs- the CULTURE OF TREASON!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Ya. Like it sucks to be the sultan of Brunei.
13 posted on 05/14/2006 5:17:01 PM PDT by fantom
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To: Annie5622

You'd probably want to go to the gay guy island -- dancing, nice decor, better food.


14 posted on 05/14/2006 5:17:19 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I seriously doubt that.


15 posted on 05/14/2006 5:17:50 PM PDT by Fudd Fan (DemocRATs- the CULTURE OF TREASON!)
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To: durasell
It is my opinion that if that were done, and after we look at the results down the line of gay adoption, we will find gay/homosexuality way down as a percentage of the population.

IMO they are indoctrinated or abused into those situations more than anything.

I think so called tolerance training by the gays (who feature fisting and other such retarded things in their talks) are acts of total indoctrination into their cult.
They need to stay the hell away from the kids in school.

I further believe it will be proved that indoctrination and abuse are the most major factors when adopted kids of gays will be found to have higher instances of being gay compared to what is found in heterosexual couples who adopted.
It's learned IMO for the most part.
16 posted on 05/14/2006 5:18:51 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I saw her interview on both Larry King and Fox. She was up front and honest saying sje disagreeed with Bush. But she was very respectful about it.


17 posted on 05/14/2006 5:19:09 PM PDT by catholicfreeper
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To: durasell

Hey, thanks for the advice. You're absolutely the best travel agent a girl.....er, guy, yea, that's right, guy could have.

(ew...I think ,,nevahmiand)


18 posted on 05/14/2006 5:19:25 PM PDT by Annie5622 (Democrats DO have a plan! They apparently plan to stay stupid.)
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To: Annie5622

Being a guy, I would go to the lesbian island -- softball marathons, carpentry classes and lots of beer.


19 posted on 05/14/2006 5:20:34 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
I think we will find in the future that all these gay couples who adopted produced a far greater instance of gay children than those who were heterosexual and adopted.

I think they are BIG into indoctrination.
Like drug abuse, if the parents do it, most often the kids will as well.
20 posted on 05/14/2006 5:21:41 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: durasell

I'm bettin' on straight whiskey rock-gut slams - no sissy beer. and a complimentary copy of Mary C.'s book, of course.


21 posted on 05/14/2006 5:22:00 PM PDT by Annie5622 (Democrats DO have a plan! They apparently plan to stay stupid.)
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To: Annie5622

...and a shrine to Bob Vila. He's a god among lesbians for his do-it-yourself talent and fashion sense.


22 posted on 05/14/2006 5:24:14 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: A CA Guy

I know a bunch of gay couples with kids. None of the kids are gay. If it's a learned behavior, the kids are slow learners.


23 posted on 05/14/2006 5:25:14 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: A CA Guy
I think they are BIG into indoctrination. Like drug abuse, if the parents do it, most often the kids will as well.

They have to indoctrinate -- they wouldn't "increase" otherwise.

Viewed this way, the practice seems parasitic to a healthy family and hence a healthy state. I'm sure it's been said a thousand times before in a thousand different societies.

24 posted on 05/14/2006 5:25:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: West Coast Conservative

It is not discriminatory to deny homosexuals the right to marry. Homosexuals are afforded exactly the same right as heterosexuals; they can marry one person of the opposite sex. Homosexuals enjoy full citizenship rights; they can vote, own or transfer property, name life insurance beneficiaries, and grant medical power of attorney, among other rights. Marriage has been understood and defined for centuries and throughout civilization as the union between a man and a woman, instituted for the continuance of life and to best protect and provide for children. Government and society grant benefits and protection to a man and a woman in marriage because of their biological potential to bear and effectively raise the next generation. Even childless couples or infertile couples always have the potential to procreate. Homosexual couplings always do not. If societies deviate from the standard of marriage as a child-based institution, they open the door to any kind of marriage. When homosexuals are not allowed to marry each other, they suffer no more discrimination than do bigamists, polygamists, or people who wish to marry children.


25 posted on 05/14/2006 5:25:44 PM PDT by olezip
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To: durasell

oh crap, really? I like Bob Vila...hummm...


26 posted on 05/14/2006 5:26:33 PM PDT by Annie5622 (Democrats DO have a plan! They apparently plan to stay stupid.)
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To: A CA Guy
I further believe it will be proved that indoctrination and abuse are the most major factors when adopted kids of gays will be found to have higher instances of being gay compared to what is found in heterosexual couples who adopted.

I remember reading something somewhere that said adoptees of gay couples were very slightly more likely to be gay then the general average but the number was something really small.

The reason I remember that, is because that same study found a boatload of assorted problems for kids who lived with gay families, i.e. drug use, depression, suicide, problems with the law, etc.

27 posted on 05/14/2006 5:27:34 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: trashcanbred

I agree with you. Well said.


28 posted on 05/14/2006 5:28:43 PM PDT by Hildy ("Whenever someone smiles at me all I see is a chimpanzee begging for its life." - Dwight Schrute)
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To: Annie5622

Well, that's one of the signs. Another sign is ownership of at least two Bob Marley albums.


29 posted on 05/14/2006 5:29:06 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: durasell
...and a shrine to Bob Vila. He's a god among lesbians for his do-it-yourself talent and fashion sense.

Now that you mention it, I've seen lesbians who actually look like Bob Vila. Maybe it's intentional. Hmmmm.

30 posted on 05/14/2006 5:29:34 PM PDT by SIDENET (Gonna shake it, gonna break it, let's forget it better still)
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To: A CA Guy

FNC does the story about Mary Cheny's "look at me the homosexual" THEN they do a story about adoption....

Your conclusion has in fact ALREADY has been demonstrated.

There was a study of over 200 lesbians out of New Zealand. If found that to be the exact fact.

I think the book was timed specifically to be a hit piece on the federal marriage amendment. We need this amendment to over rule all the judges and take this issue out of the hands of the American Bar Association.


31 posted on 05/14/2006 5:30:01 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: sinkspur

ping


32 posted on 05/14/2006 5:32:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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You're a real hoot! You should do a thread: "Durasell's charged and ready!" Share your observations about various things.

You've got a Steven-Wright-like sense of humor.

33 posted on 05/14/2006 5:33:19 PM PDT by sinkspur ( OK. You've had your drink. Now why don't you tell your Godfather what everybody else already knows?)
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To: olezip

well said!


34 posted on 05/14/2006 5:33:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (It takes courage to live. Hence, the "culture of death...")
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To: durasell

does Barry Manilow count?


35 posted on 05/14/2006 5:33:56 PM PDT by Annie5622 (Democrats DO have a plan! They apparently plan to stay stupid.)
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To: nickcarraway

And you are pinging me, why?


36 posted on 05/14/2006 5:35:00 PM PDT by sinkspur ( OK. You've had your drink. Now why don't you tell your Godfather what everybody else already knows?)
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To: Annie5622

I believe you get beat up by both lesbians and gay guys for owning barry manilow. Best to hide it in a Frampton Comes Alive sleeve, nobody'll look in there.


37 posted on 05/14/2006 5:35:37 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: durasell

Seriously tho, do you get the feeling that some people would support Edwards and Kerry and their psycho beast ways of campaigning than agree with Mary Cheney?


38 posted on 05/14/2006 5:40:01 PM PDT by Annie5622 (Democrats DO have a plan! They apparently plan to stay stupid.)
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To: trashcanbred

Thank you. Well put.


39 posted on 05/14/2006 5:46:28 PM PDT by conserv13
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While I am not for gay marriage, I don't think the Constitution should be used this way either. The Constitution should only restrict the power of the government, not the rights of people.

That needs to be said again. In bold.

40 posted on 05/14/2006 5:48:08 PM PDT by conserv13
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To: West Coast Conservative

LOL... Something Bush has said that is correct. Poor Cheney-he was really dealt a dark hand to have a daughter like her.


41 posted on 05/14/2006 5:48:20 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Annie5622

Those types were who Kery and Edwards were speaking to. They were hoping to shave off enough votes to make a difference in the election. Thankfully, their plan failed.


42 posted on 05/14/2006 5:49:27 PM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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IMO they are indoctrinated or abused into those situations more than anything.

Which doesn't explain Mary Cheney, Jamiel Terry (Randall Terry's son), or Maya Keyes...

43 posted on 05/14/2006 5:50:39 PM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: Annie5622

I don't think it would impact the lives of that many people one way or the other. I don't even see it as a major issue, except for the humor potential.


44 posted on 05/14/2006 5:53:17 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I still don't get it, for a bunch of people who cannot reproduce, their numbers keep on increasing. It defies logic.


45 posted on 05/14/2006 5:54:21 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: durasell
I know a bunch of gay couples with kids. None of the kids are gay. If it's a learned behavior, the kids are slow learners.

Most people don't subscribe to that "learned behavior" theory any more. I really doubt that the Cheneys, Keyes, or Randall Terry families taught their children homosexuality.

46 posted on 05/14/2006 5:54:49 PM PDT by MACVSOG68
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To: West Coast Conservative

Interesting. Thanks for posting.


47 posted on 05/14/2006 5:58:07 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: mkjessup
I think what you are seeing is constant "promotional" videos on the matter. If you watch TV or work in any large corporation you are now bombarded with the promotion of the homosexual lifestyle. It is in almost every TV show today. Think of how many programs have the resident gay guy or couple...
It is now being promoted on a regular basis as "normal" behavior.
48 posted on 05/14/2006 5:59:03 PM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free!)
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To: Annie5622

Seriously tho, do you get the feeling that some people would support Edwards and Kerry and their psycho beast ways of campaigning than agree with Mary Cheney?



The kerry/edwards thing was a piece of weird desperation. It probably scared off a few voters, but didn't switch them to the dems.

The worse thing are those conservative folks who keep insisting that environment, molestation etc. turns people gay -- which doesn't reflect well on the vice president.


49 posted on 05/14/2006 6:04:31 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: MACVSOG68

Most people don't subscribe to that "learned behavior" theory any more. I really doubt that the Cheneys, Keyes, or Randall Terry families taught their children homosexuality.


The thing that gets me is the folks who call a gay kid a "tragedy." Uh no, a tragedy is a kid who dies of a bad ticker or cancer or gets run over by a truck. A gay kid who grows up to make their place in the world isn't a tragedy. It's just some kid...


50 posted on 05/14/2006 6:09:42 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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