Dick Cheney: Friend Of The Gays (?)

Under the files of “Where the hell have WE been?”…a news story about Gay Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia featured a mention of the “Friends of Dick Cheney,” which at first we presumed would feature elderly men shot up like Swiss cheese. But it turns out the float payed tribute to the Vice President’s opposition of a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

After a bit of snooping, we found this article from 2004:

“With the respect to the question of relationships, my general view is freedom means freedom for everyone. … People ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to.”

Yes, that sound was our brains exploding inside our heads.

Dick Cheney spoke out in support of his daughter, Mary, who is well-known to be a lesbian and lives openly in a relationship with another woman. Mary was even the Gay Community Liason for Coors Brewing Company; but on the other hand, the Coors family has been one of the most notorious funders of anti-gay organizations like Free Congress and Heritage Foundation. The Cheney family is an island in a sea of paradoxes. We find the whole situation confusing. Regardless, we are now confident George Bush won’t push that “gay amendment” thing much further, since Dick Cheney runs the country anyway.

And just like that, we like Dick Cheney just a little bit more. Although we still find him incomprehensibly scary.

Also: Coors: friend or foe? [Mother Jones]

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