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Dick Cheney is part of a lobbying campaign to convince at least one Maryland state lawmaker to back marriage equality, the Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday. Since leaving the vice president’s office, Cheney has been increasingly vocal in his support for same-sex marriage, but the extent of his engagement on the issue was not previously well known.
The Sun story focused on the fight in the state over Gov. Martin O’Malley’s (D) bill to legalize gay marriage. It revealed that Maryland Del. Wade Kach (R-Baltimore) had been offered to chat with Cheney, ostensibly to convince him to support marriage equality. Cheney has, for years, been one of the most prominent Republican supporters of same-sex marriage.
I think that freedom means freedom for everyone. As many of you know, one of my daughters [Mary Cheney] is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish. ~Dick Cheney 2009
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