In response to a question about same-sex marriage, Cheney said,
"I think freedom means freedom for everyone. As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish. The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don't support."
Vice President Cheney went on to offer his support for states allowing marriage for same-sex couples,
"I do believe that historically the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level. It has always been a state issue and I think that is the way it ought to be handled, on a state-by-state basis. Different states will make different decisions, and I don't have a problem with that. People ought to be able to have a shot at that."GOProud represents gay conservatives and their allies. GOProud is committed to a traditional conservative agenda that emphasizes limited government, individual liberty, free markets and a confident foreign policy. GOProud promotes our traditional conservative agenda by influencing politics and policy at the federal level. PO Box 15861 , Washington, DC 20003 . For more information visit our website www.goproud.org
"It is clear that Vice President Cheney's position on marriage equality is superior to that of President Obama and Vice President Biden," continued LaSalvia. "The groups on the gay left – from HRC to the Log Cabin Republicans – should put aside their bitter resentment for the former Vice President for one day and acknowledge the historical nature of his comments."