Mary Cheney Supports Gay Marriage + Adoption. The Politician She Supports Does Not


Wasn’t it Mary Cheney, the former vice president’s daughter, who nearly quit the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2004 when the president endorsed a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage? And wasn’t it also Mary Cheney, who railed against James Dobson when he targeted the adoption between she and partner Heather Poe’s adoption? (They met playing ice hockey.) And wasn’t it also Mary Cheney whose own father seems to have a more nuanced approach to marriage equality than the sitting president? Then what is Mary Cheney doing donating cash to an anti-gay politician?

Mary wrote a $1,000 cheque in May to Ohio Republican Rep. Rob Portman’s U.S. Senate campaign. Yes, the same Portman whose voting record is made up of trying to ban gay adoptions and same-sex marriage.

And it’s not like Ms. Cheney was out of options for political candidates to support. Just Republicans options. Portman’s opponents include Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner (a marriage equality supporter) and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher (who suddenly became one this summer).

Then again, Cheney never said she only looks at the gay issues. Even though Bush wanted a marriage amendment, she still believes he was the best president for the job: “I make it clear in the book I passionately disagree with President Bush on the issue of the Federal Marriage Amendment. But I also make it very clear that I had no doubt, even with that disagreement, that President Bush was the absolute best person to be leading us at this time in our country’s history. It would be great to have the luxury of being a one-issue voter, but I didn’t, and quite frankly, I don’t think our country does.”

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  • stevenelliot

    Just shows me. No matter what genital your mouth goes to sexually, the money’ed class always closes ranks….Mary Cheney. Blah! Perez Hilton is more pertinent

  • Cam

    Mary Cheney lives in a consequence free world bought and paid for by her fathers political influence. Why should she care about a politicians views on gays? She will never be harmed by any anti-gay laws passed. Just like wealthy royals in Saudi Arabia drink, party, are gay etc… and never suffer under the draconian laws of that country, Mary Cheney can do whatever she wants and her daddy’s folks will always take care of her. I hope that Ivory tower she hides in isn’t too drafty.

  • Miss Understood

    I hope an angry bull dyke throws a pie full of bull semen in her face. Hmmm, I wonder if Rosie can bake…

  • Brian Miller

    Hmmmm… reading the headline, I thought I was going to read that Cheney has endorsed President Obama.

  • M Shane

    “Cheneys own father seems to have a more nuanced approach to marriage than the sitting president” You fucking assholes: Queerty It becomes clear again that you are no more than a cover for NEOCONSERVATISM. It was just discovered that Cheney had plans in 2002 to deploy troops in the U.S to arrest citizens and have them declared enemy combatants: >http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/cspanjunkie/cheney-demanded-use-us-troops-arrest-u<
    When You state that he is better in any way than the sitting president you should be put in jail.

  • Brian Miller

    Touchy, touchy… and ironic too.

    “You oppose how things should be so you’re an evil bastard who hates freedom and should be jailed.” :P

    On gay marriage, the former veep’s rhetoric on the issue is far closer to equality than the sitting president. Queerty, as a gay web site, has the right to point that out.

    Rather than explode, why not take the rather low bar of Dick Cheney to your own party and say “hey, Mr. Prez, your homophobic do-nothing stance is so embarrassing that even Dick Cheney looks better than you right now.”

  • Ian

    She disgusts me, and so does her whole family.

  • Gorbeh

    She thinks Bush was best for the job? Has she read the Bush/Chirac convo? Bush was “receiving commands from God”

  • Richard in DC

    How’s this for a nutty idea… if we assume that politicians, by and large, couldn’t care less about lgbt rights, they just need money from right wing nut jobs, if we started donating money to they, expressing that it came with a string, maybe they’d start to see things our way……

  • Brian Miller

    That’s the whole idea of “the GayTM is closed.” LGBT people have been that source of suppport for Democrats since the first Clinton campaign in the early 1990s. Billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of votes later, LGBT people are legally WORSE OFF on a federal level than they were before deciding to go for the Democrats thanks to Democrat-supported bills like DADT and DOMA.

    When Obama announced that he was going to run with Joe Biden (a pro-DOMA and pro-DADT bigot), LGBT people should have announced they were pulling all funding and staying home on election day. Instead, we sang “Yes we can” and voted for Obama anyway… only to be thrown under the bus.

    Democrats have learned that they can do that. The solution isn’t to change strategy so much as it is to grow a spine and tell quislings that they got their last vote and their last campaign dollar and they’ll have to earn it from here on out.

  • Bill Perdue

    She’s making the same mistake as those who gave money to Obama or voted for him after he bellowed out the bigot’s war cry “gawd’s in the mix” and torpedoed our chances for same sex marriage in California, or people who voted for Clinton after DADT and DOMA.

    It’s self destructive.

    There is no such thing as a lesser evil. It’s a myth. The Democrats betray us time and again and the Republicans attack us time and agian and that’s not going to change.

  • Robin

    A dumb cunt just like her father.

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