There was once a day in this nation when lesbians and others with alternate sexual orientations were comparatively mute.
There has developed a militancy that may well know no bounds, and that has torn apart the family of the former vice president of the United States.
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is running for U.S. senator from Wyoming.
Liz has stated publicly that she does not believe in same-sex marriage.
For that, she has been publicly denounced by her militant lesbian sister, Mary Cheney, and Mary’s similarly militant lesbian mate, Heather Poe.
Dick Cheney and his wife, as parents of both Liz and Mary, have issued the statement that it is possible to be loving toward a lesbian daughter and her lesbian spouse without embracing the idea of them actually being married.
“This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained to see it become public,” the New York Times reported them declaring in a statement that went on to read:
“Since it has, one thing should be clear: Liz has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage. She has also always treated her sister and her sister’s family with love and respect, exactly as she should have done. Compassion is called for, even when there is disagreement about such a fundamental matter, and Liz’s many kindnesses shouldn’t be used to distort her position.”
The Cheney sisters, reported the Times, have not spoken (to each other) since the summer, and Mary declared she would not reconcile with Liz unless she changed her position on marriage.
“Liz’s position is to treat my family as second-class citizens. That’s not a position I can be ‘lovingly tolerant’ toward.”
This really begs a question: How would lesbian Mary expect her sister to regard her orientation if she were polyandrous (female polygamy), a pedophile, incestuous or necrophiliac?