Mary Cheney, the Vice-President's daughter (and don't call me homophobic for saying this) is gay. And she's promoting her new book "Now It's My Turn," which shouldn't be confused with Nancy Reagan's autobiography, "My Turn."
While out doing press, Mary has come out against a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage. Her reasoning is that it's a bad idea to write discrimination into the Constitution.
Her father agrees. But his boss, the President does not, and neither does the Majority Leader, Bill Frist, who says he plans to bring the amendment up for debate early next month.
Frist's answer on CNN, to the Vice-President, on why this amendment is necessary said: "I basically say, Mr. Vice President, Right now marriage is under attack in this country, and we've seen activist judges overturning state by state law, where state legislatures have passed laws defining marriage between a man and a woman, and that's being overturned by a handful of activist judges around the country. And that is why we need an amendment to come to the floor of the United States Senate to define marriage as the union between one man and one woman."
Of course there are two things I see here that stand out like a sore thumb. The first, of course, is the term "activist judges." What I think he really means is "judges who interpret the law according to the constitution but not according to Senator Frist's liking."
And the other? Gay people are TRYING to get married, not trying to get divorced. If marriage were truly under attack in this nation, (and right now the national divorce rate is at about 50%) then maybe he should consider an amendment to ban divorce!