VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY
DEFENDS GAY MARRIAGE RIGHTS, IN MOVE
August 25, 2004: In an AP article appearing on AOL today, Vice President Cheney
has joined his wife in speaking out against President Bush's
proposed amendment to the Constitution banning same sex marriage.
According to the article, Mr. Cheney told an audience including his
"Lynne and I have a gay
daughter, so it's an issue our family is very familiar with. With the
respect to the question of relationships, my general view is freedom
means freedom for everyone... People ought to be free to enter into
any kind of relationship they want to."
This stance puts Mr. Cheney at odds with the Bush administration,
and has ruffled feathers of some Republicans. "I can't believe
the Veep is going against us. Is he some sort of prevert?"
Reggie Culpepper, pit bull from the Fighting Republiphants of Des
"Yeah! What's he goin' for? The Girlie Boy ticket?" Harold
Springer, of the Springer Spaniel contingent of the Grand Old
Hardly a voice could be heard in the hall that liked Mr. Cheney's
position. However, we at FUPPPS applaud the Vice President for his brave and supportive stance.
You can let him know you, too, applaud him by sending a note to us
in the letter to the editor below. And let him know you want to hear him speak out
on the same issue regarding our critter friends!
Vive le difference! May all creatures have the ability to wed
the mate of choice! Regardless of party, gender or species!!!
FUPPPS Editorial Board