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Dick Cheney Lobbies For Marriage Equality | Care2 Causes

Dick Cheney Lobbies For Marriage Equality | Care2 Causes

On Friday, Maryland legislators voted to pass a marriage equality bill . Care2′s Miranda Perry noted that a “day of dramatic and emotional debate ” preceded the vote in the Maryland House of Delegates, where the measure passed by a vote of 71-67. One behind-the-scenes supporter was said to be former Vice President Dick Cheney , whose daughter, Mary Cheney, is a lesbian; Cheney and his wife have spoken publicly on talk shows about her and her family. Maryland Republican Delegate Wade Kach voted in favor of the measure; his support is described as “stunning ” in the Baltimore Sun . The New Civil Rights Movement explains (via Igor Volsky ) that, as recently as last Monday, Kach was opposed to the marriage equality measure and had even co-sponsored a bill defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. Cheney reportedly left a voice mail for Kach offering to speak to him....

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