Cheney defends his silence on marriage in 2000

Associated Press
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July 30, 2012
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Dick Cheney says he didn't see the point of raising the issue of marriage equality in the 2000 presidential campaign, even though he supported it.

The former vice president suggested it wouldn't have done much good and probably would have sunk President George W. Bush's prospects for office. "Why?" he responded to ABC News when asked in a televised interview whether he should have pushed harder for gay couples to marry.

Cheney's daughter, Mary, married her longtime partner this June.