“Don’t ever take sides with anyone against the family.”

I’m late to post on the Cheney v. Cheney feud, re: marriage equality, but I want to bring attention to what I think is a fantastic article on the sisters’ personal battle made public: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/19/opinion/navarrette-cheney-family-split/.

Huzzah for Mary Cheney and Heather Poe, both of whom are taking Liz Cheney to task for her limited views of civic equality, especially in the face of alleged joy she expressed at their union. And good on Ruben Navarrette Jr. for recounting his own evolution, re: marriage equality. While support for full rights of citizenship may start with a personal relationship, ideally, citizens expand their viewpoints to reach beyond the individual. The achievement of marriage equality is about the broader sense of what the nation should stand for and who should be included among its citizenry as full and equal members of the body politic.

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