Dick Cheney’s Daughters Battle Over Equality
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has two daughters, Mary and Liz. Mary is a lesbian and happily married, while Liz is running for Senate in Wyoming and is against marriage equality. Liz said, “I love Mary very much, I love her family very much. This is just an issue on which we disagree.” Mary backfired with, “Liz — this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree — you’re just wrong — and on the wrong side of history.” It seems like the sisters got it all settled, as Dick Cheney published this statement.
“This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained to see it become public. 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.”
Portland Teen Becomes Internet Sensation
If you haven’t already seen the video of 13-year old- Duncan McAlpine Sennett’s Bat Mitzvah speech, you are in for a treat. As part of the traditional Jewish speeches, Duncan spoke on an issue that was important to him: marriage equality. Duncan used the Torah to reference a story in which two women got married. See the full video here and be prepared to be impressed!
Luxembourg Elects Gay Prime Minister
Xavier Bettel is the first openly gay prime minister sworn in! Bettel, who was the previous mayor of Luxembourg city, replaces Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Union’s longest serving Prime Minister. We couldn’t be more thrilled to see a country that supports equal rights!