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Houston Voice, August 27, 2004 - File 008. 2004-08-27. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 15, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1919/show/1897.

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Title Houston Voice, August 27, 2004
Contributor
  • Crain, Chris
  • Fisher, Binnie
Publisher Window Media
Date August 27, 2004
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
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Transcript HOUSTON VOICE www.houstonvoice.com AUGUST 27, 2004 7 I news cover story Cheney mentions gay daughter for 1st time CHENEY, continued from Page 1 would like to know, sir, from your heart — I don't want to know what your advisers say, or even what your top adviser thinks — but I need to know what do you think about homosexual marriages?" With his wife Lynne Cheney sitting next to him, Cheney said, "Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so it's an issue that our family is very familiar with." Added Cheney, "We have two daughters, and we have enormous pride in both of them. They're both fine young women. They do a superb job, frankly, of supporting us. And we are blessed with both our daughters." Cheney then reiterated the position he took during the 2000 presidential campaign, that the question of legal recognition of same-sex marriage should be left to the states. Although he did not say so directly, he made it clear that he personally does not support a federal constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. "I made clear four years ago when I ran and this question came up in the debate I had with Joe Lieberman that my view was that that's appropriately a matter for the states to decide," Cheney said. Lieberman, a U.S. senator from Connecticut, was the Democratic candidate for vice president in 2000. Cheney added, "[T]he president makes basic policy for the administration. And he's made it clear that he does, in fact, support a constitutional amendment on this issue," Cheney said. "But at this point my own preference is as I stated." Draft GOP platform backs FMA Cheney's appearance at the Iowa town forum came one day before the committee charged with writing the GOP platform in advance of the Republican National Convention voted unanimously to adopt a plank calling for passage of the FMA. The national gay group Log Cabin Republicans hailed Cheney's comments in Iowa, saying the party should heed his advice and reject the proposed platform Language backing a constitutional amendment. "Today the vice president restated what he so eloquently said in 2000, and what the vice president said then rings just as true today," said Log Cabin Executive Director Patrick Guerriero. The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay political group, issued a statement saying the Bush administration "can't have it both ways" on the marriage issue. "President Bush must be feeling the heat," said HRC president Cheryl Jacques. "Millions of Republican families, like the Cheneys, have gay friends and family members and are offended by President Bush's effort to put discrimination in the Constitution." When Bush first announced his support for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage earlier this year, Cheney said he would support Bush's position. Some Democrats will likely view Cheney's comments this week, on the eve of the GOP convention, as a ploy to gain support from moderate, swing voters. Ron Schlittler, interim executive director of Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays, said Cheney's comments did not appear to be politically motivated. "I'm really pleased with him for not dodging the question," Schlittler said. "He answered from a place of authentic pride and passion for his daughter and his family." Added Schlittler, "It forces Republicans to acknowledge that they also have family members and friends who are lesbian or gay.... "It was an amazing, revealing moment. He had what it takes to stand up for his family I was very moved by it." Guerriero has said that Bush's support for a constitutional ban on gay marriage would hurt the president among moderate voters in key states, where the election is close, and would drive away most of the 1 million gays who voted for Bush in 2000. Social conservatives shocked Leaders among social conservatives important to the GOP took umbrage at Cheney's Iowa remarks, saying the vice president's position could hurt Bush among the "millions" of fundamentalist Christians and other social conservatives that strongly oppose same-sex marriage. "I find it hard to believe that the vice president would stray from the administration's position on defense policy or tax policy," said Tony Perkins, president of the socially conservative Family Research Council. "For many pro-family voters, protecting traditional marriage ranks ahead of the economy and job creation as a campaign issue." Perkins, noting that Cheney has acknowledged that "activist judges" were poised to rule on the issue of same-sex marriage in some states, said he was surprised that the vice president is reluctant to endorse a constitutional ban on such marriages. "We urge Vice President Cheney to support President Bush and a constitutional amendment on marriage," he said. Anne Womack, a Bush campaign spokesperson, told reporters after the town meeting that she did not know whether Cheney actually opposes a const i tutional amendment on marriage, according to the Washington Post. Womack said Cheney's comments do not represent an administration change of policy or opinion on the issue and that Cheney "respects the president's right to make the decision." the Post reported. «^j 'Reform Church of QaCveston, Texas THE REFORM CHURCH OF GALVESTON 3712 Broadway • Galveston, Texas 77550 (across front Star Furniture) 409-765-8500 WHO WE ARE WE ARE: A Christian Church • t A Protestant Liturgical Chureh t A church that welcomes people of all sexual orientation t A church that teaches love and respect for all people t A church dedicated to serving the poor and needy in Galveston t A church that welcomes all believers in Christ to the Communion Table t A church that believes love is the most important commandment WHO WE ARE NOT WE ARE NOT: t A church that tries to change ones sexual orientation t A church that tolerates prejudices, bigotry and gossip t A church that teaches the literal translation of the Bible t A church that welcomes only Gay and Lesbian members OUR MISSION To bring all of God's Children together in one place to worship God regardless of sexual orientation so that we can celebrate the things we have in common instead of dwelling upon our differences. We believe that until God's Children can worship together in mutual love and respect for one another we can never be the people God called us to be. IT IS TRUE t We do not approve or condone any type of addiction t We teach that all people at all times should conduct themselves in a manner that would be pleasing to God t We believe that unions between two people are sacred and should not be entered into without much prayer and thought t We do not want to be on the fringe of society. We want to be full members of society and do not accept that seperate but equal is okay in church or anywhere else. IT IS NOT TRUE + That we condemn the bars - we view the bars as a place of entertainment and a place where friends meet. For it is not the bar itself that is harmful, it is what YOU do in the bar that can bring harm just as what you do in the church or anywhere else can bring harm. t That we do not approve of the Gay Pride Parade. We believe there is much in our community to be proud of and that should be the main focus of the parade. If you share our views then we invite you to come and join us on Sunday morning BIBLE STUDY 10:00 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE 11:00 A.M.
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