- How old am I:
- I am 43
- What is my ethnicity:
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- I prefer gentleman
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I love her family very much.
Every family has its black sheep, the opinionated outlier who is out of sync with the values of the others. Once upon a time that person might have been the gay or lesbian. Times have changed, though, and today the black sheep can also be the family member who insists her lesbian sibling should be deprived of rights to which she is legally entitled.
With her self-serving public remarks against gay marriage on Fox News Sunday, Liz Cheney has now made herself into the black sheep of the Cheney family. Not even Cheney pere takes so extreme a position against the emotional well-being of a member of his hearth.
Liz Cheney is running as a challenger in the Republican primary in Wyoming against incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi. She's so far down in the polls a loss seems foreordained.
But Republican voters in the state of Wyoming are still iffy on the question of same-sex marriage—the majority of them oppose it—and Liz Cheney has since the summer been saying she's in sync with that, too. I was watching my sister-in-law on Fox News Sunday yes Liz, in fifteen states and the District of Columbia you are my sister-in-law and was very disappointed to hear her say "I do believe in the traditional definition of marriage.
To have her now say she doesn't support our right to marry is offensive to say the least I can't help but wonder how Liz would feel if as she moved from state to state, she discovered that her family was protected in one but not the other. She learned otherwise in August when Liz Cheney declared, shortly after announcing her Senate candidacy, that she was opposed to same-sex marriage rights. Enzi, Liz Cheney's position may play in a Wyoming Republican primary, but it's been the minority opinion in the United States sinceaccording to Gallup.
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The Atlantic Crossword. In Subscribe. Dick, Lynne, Mary, and Liz Cheney at the vice president's second-term swearing-in ceremony.