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