Is Dick Cheney A Card-Carrying Member of Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays?
If Mrs. and Mr. Cheney have not joined P-FLAG yet, they may want to consider becoming members of this fine group. From the Veep's web page today: Radio interview with Ann Compton of ABC News on April 4:
Q And former senator from Wyoming, wrote about two weeks ago in The Washington Post that he has changed his mind on "don't ask, don't tell." He wrote, "My God, we'd better start talking sense before it's too late." Has your thought on "don't ask, don't tell" evolved and changed at all?
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Not really. My view of it is, more than anything else, determined by what our senior military leadership thinks is required, that the task of the military specifically is to fight and win wars. And the "don't ask, don't tell" policy is one that was devised with the leadership of the Pentagon some years ago. It's worked reasonably well, and I have not advocated changing it.
Q You are about to have a grandchild born next month, I think --
THE VICE PRESIDENT: I am.
Q -- into a family that won't necessarily have the same legal standing in every state, in every legal respect. Do you think there will be changes or that, or should there be changes, legal changes in some of the laws around the country to better provide for a family?