Wednesday, July 06, 2005
The Veep dances around Gay Marriage Ban
Vice President Cheney, the Juggler
"And be these juggling fiends no more believ'd,
That palter with us in a double sense:
That keep the word of promise to our ear
And break it to our hope."
---William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Macbeth
The vice president emerged from his hideout to speak about gay marriage ban.
The BBC reported on 7/5/05 that: "He said the issue of legalising gay unions should be settled by individual states rather than by Washington."
Did I read it wrong? The next paragraph made it clear:
"However, Mr Cheney said he accepted the views of Mr Bush, whose opposition to gay marriage is well publicised."
So, where does the wise vice president stand on this issue? Go figure.
American Academy of Pediatrics disagrees with "abstinence only" position championed by President Bush and Religious Groups
Ostriches with heads buried in the sand, no. They are following a holy agenda and cannot admit that the policy was flawed from the beginning.
"The recommendations are part of the American Academy of Pediatrics' updated teen pregnancy policy.
"Even though there is great enthusiasm in some circles for abstinence-only interventions, the evidence does not support abstinence-only interventions as the best way to keep young people from unintended pregnancy," said Dr. Jonathan Klein, chairman of the academy committee that wrote the new recommendations.
Teaching abstinence but not birth control makes it more likely that once teenagers initiate sexual activity they will have unsafe sex and contract sexually transmitted diseases, said Dr. S. Paige Hertweck, a pediatric obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of Louisville who provided advice for the report."