Not her best man.
When asked about a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, Dick Cheney said, "The president is going to have to make a decision in terms of what Administration policy is on this particular provision, and I will support whatever decision he makes," Cheney said the statement did not contradict one he made during the 2000 campaign that gay marriage should be left up to the states.
Not only has Bush expressed support for a gay marriage ban, on January 14 he called for a $1.5 billion plan to promote heterosexual marriage. "It is ironic that this government wants to spend tax dollars to 'promote marriage' while spending other tax dollars to block same-sex couples who want to marry," said Evan Wolfson, executive director of Freedom to Marry.
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|Title Annotation:||Politics; Mary Cheney; Same-sex marriage|
|Publication:||The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 17, 2004|
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