Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne reiterated their support for gay marriage during an appearance on ABC's The View.

The couple's youngest daughter, Mary Cheney, is gay. She and partner Heather Poe are raising Samuel David Cheney, 4, and Sarah Lynne Cheney, 1. The couple lives in Great Falls, Virginia.

When Barbara Walters asked Lynne her opinion on gay marriage, she answered: “I think that whatever Mary and Heather decide to do is up to Mary and Heather.”

“So, you're not against gay marriage?” Barbara asked.

“That's right,” Lynne answered.

“Do you agree with that?” Joy Behar asked Dick.

“Yes,” Dick responded.

“Do you think it should be a federal law?” Joy followed up.

“I think freedom means freedom for everybody and you ought to have the right to make whatever choice you want to make with respect to your own personal situation,” he said.

“The way it works now basically is in terms of providing any sort of official authorization for it that's handled by the states. Different states are going to come to different conclusions. But I certainly don't have any problem with it,” Dick added. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Former President George W. Bush knew his vice president had a daughter who was gay in 2000.

In his memoir Decision Points, Bush wrote that Cheney told him about his daughter's sexual orientation before he accepted Bush's invitation to become his running mate.