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Cheney Defends His Silence on Gay Marriage in 2000

Monday Jul 30, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dick Cheney says he didn't see the point of raising the issue of gay marriage in the 2000 presidential campaign, even though he supported it.

The former vice president suggested it wouldn't have done much good and probably would have sunk President George W. Bush's prospects for office. "Why?" he responded to ABC News when asked in a televised interview whether he should have pushed harder for gay couples to marry.

Cheney's daughter, Mary, married her longtime partner this June.

Cheney said of the wedding: "I'm sure it was fine. We wished them well. She wanted to avoid having it be a media circus or having it become part of the political debate. So Lynn and I were very proud and happy and congratulated them."

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  • Bomonghani, 2012-07-30 12:28:58

    Wait a minute... He’s sure it was fine? So he didn’t attend?

  • , 2012-07-30 20:59:28

    So what he’s trying to say is that he has no balls at all, is that it?

  • Marc , 2012-07-31 01:36:53

    Where was Obama’s balls in 2008 when he told Rick Warren his faith told him that marriage is between one man and one woman?

  • Lean, 2012-07-31 01:44:42

    Let’s not bea so quickmuch to judge; he did say"she wanted to avoid having it become a media circus..." which it would have become if Dick had attended. Maybe this is how they all wanted it.

  • 2PTown, 2012-07-31 09:15:56

    No matter what, Cheney is one of the most evil men that has ever lived. The world will be a better place when he is gone.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-07-31 23:18:10

    Looks like his daughter gave him away.

  • Wayne M., 2012-08-01 20:14:41

    While I appreciate Mr. Cheney’s support for marriage equality now, the fact is that he could have done a lot more by speaking out when he was in political office.

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