Dick Cheney supports gay marriage

Harvey Milk was right. So long as people actually know a gay person, they are far more likely to support equal rights. That’s the case with Dick Cheney, father of a gay daughter:

“I think freedom means freedom for everybody,” said the 70-year-old, who is on a book tour promoting his memoir.

“And you ought to have the right to make whatever choice you want to make with respect to your own personal situation. I certainly don’t have a problem with it,” added Cheney, whose daughter, Mary, is a lesbian.

Cheney has shown some support in the past for equal rights, but this is about as explicit as he has gotten (as far as I know, at least). It’s too bad he spent 8 years causing harm to people like his daughter, but late change is better than no change.

Cheney hates black people

Dick Cheney is refusing to stand during Barack Obama’s inauguration.