Omg. Bleeding heart liberal Dick Cheney (yes that Dick Cheney) may be no-nonsense on national security, but when it comes to matters of the heart, he's as soft as they come. After all, he's a family man first and a demented prophet of doom second.
And he for one knows that gays, while slightly repulsive and annoyingly clean, deserve the same rights as everyone else (except for suspected terrorists of course!). Compared to other threats out there like biological and chemical warfare, a nuclear armed Iran and North Korea, and that wackjob Osama bin Laden, the gays aren't even that bad.
Besides, his daughter Mary happens to be more than just a bit Merry herself. And Dick loves her for who she is: Him.
"I think that freedom means freedom for everyone," Cheney said. "I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish."
Unless they live in one of the 46 or so states that denies them this right. Then they can just pretend. What gays don't have imaginations either?