Cheney sisters in public dispute over gay marriage

  • Article by: JONATHAN MARTIN , New York Times
  • Updated: November 18, 2013 - 10:27 AM

Mary Cheney and her wife are upset with Liz Cheney, a Senate candidate in Wyoming.

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ificantucantNov. 18, 1312:50 AM

Exactly. I now live in a state WITH same sex marriage. Should I get married here someday and move for any reason to a state without same sex marriage, my husband and I will both be discriminated against. Why can't two people of legal age marry each other. Not everyone is of the same religion. Not everyone believes in the same divine being. Why should your religious views define someone else's marriage. In the end. Wherever we all go. Our maker shall be our judge. Marriage is for two people that love only each other as one. Leave your religious beliefs out of my marriage. Let me live with my husband in the country I call my home. Let all Americans marry the person they love.

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pinky1933Nov. 18, 13 5:56 AM

The ultimate illustration of how myopic, misguided and ruthless Liz is. She is daddy's little girl - I.e. will do anything to achieve her political objectives and carry forward her old man's dark brand of political/power ambitions. A wicked brew.

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circleoflifeNov. 18, 13 7:42 AM

What's really sad is these gals chose to do this in public. Each have a right to their opinion whether you agree with it or not. Right side of history??? You couldn't possibly know that without having a crystal ball so that argument is not credible. Misguided, myopic and misguided??? Ridiculous. Are you then saying your way or the highway? Or are you saying you are not tolerant of other people's right to have their own opinion. Interesting, to say the least.

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firefight41Nov. 18, 13 8:35 AM

I now live in a state WITH same sex marriage. Should I get married here someday and move for any reason to a state without same sex marriage, my husband and I will both be discriminated against. *************** How would you be discriminated against?

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polysciprofNov. 18, 13 8:53 AM

Never in the history of this nation has denying rights to a minority been the "right side."

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garbacct1Nov. 18, 13 9:15 AM

Firefight41 - Minnesota has more than 1,000 laws pertaining to taxes, inheritance, visitation in hospitals, even having the right to pick up a spouse's belongings from a funeral home, that all have language referring to marriage or spouse.

Before Minnesota made gay marriage legal, same-sex partners had to jump through many legal hoops to be able to make sure their partner inherited or could make decisions and even visit in the hospital.

To suggest that this stuff doesn't matter if they happened to move to a state that doesn't allow same sex marriage is being naive.

How would you like it if you had to move to another state because of a job change and suddenly your spouse is no longer legally considered your spouse, and if your spouse happened to get sick or injured, you couldn't visit in the ICU because you weren't legally family?

If you died, your significant other couldn't inherit without paying lots of taxes that married people don't have to pay . . . the list goes on and on.

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firefight41Nov. 18, 1310:41 AM

How would you like it if you had to move to another state because of a job change and suddenly your spouse is no longer legally considered your spouse, and if your spouse happened to get sick or injured, you couldn't visit in the ICU because you weren't legally family? *************** That would not happen.

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firefight41Nov. 18, 1311:27 AM

Minnesota has more than 1,000 laws pertaining to taxes, inheritance, visitation in hospitals, even having the right to pick up a spouse's belongings from a funeral home, that all have language referring to marriage or spouse. Before Minnesota made gay marriage legal, same-sex partners had to jump through many legal hoops to be able to make sure their partner inherited or could make decisions and even visit in the hospital. To suggest that this stuff doesn't matter if they happened to move to a state that doesn't allow same sex marriage is being naive. How would you like it if you had to move to another state because of a job change and suddenly your spouse is no longer legally considered your spouse, and if your spouse happened to get sick or injured, you couldn't visit in the ICU because you weren't legally family? If you died, your significant other couldn't inherit without paying lots of taxes that married people don't have to pay . . . the list goes on and on. ***************** I did not marry for benefits that the government provides.

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gopher68Nov. 18, 1311:33 AM

circleoflife, nobody is being intolerant of your personal aversion to same-sex marriage. They're merely pointing out that your opinion is discriminatory and is not supported by constitutional law. The right's claim of being victims of "intolerant" same-sex marriage supporters is false.

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starbyteNov. 18, 1311:49 AM

Firefight41 - I'm assuming you're married to a person of the opposite sex. When you die, the state - whether you want them to or not - will be involved in settling your estate. Your opposite sex spouse, regardless of the state in which you live, will inherit your home, without needing to pay an inheritance tax. Mary Cheney and her spouse do not have that luxury. The point is that whether or not you married for the benefits that the government provides, you can take advantage of them without fear that they will not be in place should you change your state of residence. Everyone deserves this - not just opposite sex couples.

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