Cheney: No Problem With Same Sex Marriage

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At the National Press Club today, former vice president Dick Cheney said that he doesn’t “have any problem” with same-sex marriage.

“People ought to get a shot at that,” he said, after citing the fact that one of his daughters is gay.

He did say that the issue ought to be left to the states, and opposes a federal law allowing it. So his position is quite different than say, Ted Olson, who sees this not as a matter of allowing it at the state or federal level but as a case where one class of people have been denied their rights.

It would appear that his position is stronger in support of same-sex marriage than that of President Obama, although Obama, too, says it is a matter that should be left to the states.

Obama reiterated his promise to end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, but said nothing about marriage in a proclamation today.

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