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Ind. gay marriage supporters hope for boost from Mary Cheney appearance

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Opponents of placing Indiana’s gay marriage ban in the state constitution are looking for a shot in the arm from the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Mary Cheney

Mary Cheney

Mary Cheney will speak to supporters of Freedom Indiana during a fundraiser Wednesday evening in Indianapolis.

Cheney, who is openly gay, is married to Heather Poe and now travels the nation supporting same-sex marriage.

Mary Cheney recently had a public clash over the issue with her sister, who is running to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Liz Cheney reaffirmed last month that she opposes gay marriage.

Indiana lawmakers will take up the question next month of whether the state constitution should be amended to limit marriage to being between one man and one woman.

If approved, the amendment would face a statewide referendum in November 2014.

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  1. IS this the same Mary Cheney that donated to Mitt Romney’s campaign?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:07pm
  2. You bet your sweet ass it is.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:00pm
  3. This should tell you how desperate things are in Indiana.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:11pm
  4. Yeah, getting a daughter of a war criminal who is in it to spite her wicked sister is not the path we Hoosiers need to gain equality.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:28pm
  5. Go Mary,Rebuke that satan father of yours, just don’t get disinherited,ur daddies loaded,its all about the money,money,money!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:39pm
  6. She is her daddy's vile seed!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:03pm
  7. She is a witch. Burn her.... burn her with fire!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:13pm
  8. She is a sell out back stabbing self hating lesbian. She said nothing during the eight years of Bush’s push for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. She should STFU and keep out of the debate.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:51pm
  9. Your right... she is doing this in spite of her wicked sister!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:27pm
  10. Mary cheney is NOT a supporter of gay marriage. She maybe in a same sex marriage but she gave lots of money to the Romney campain, who was opposed to gay marriage and has supported candidate after candidate who have opposed to gay marriage. She is highly inapropriate for any pro gay issue!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 4:55pm
  11. She is in this debate to try and get a Republican support base. BAD CHOICE! The Republicans can't stand her.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:30pm
  12. True, she hasnt been a fav with the dem's either. She has a horrible track record at Coors and the LGBT rep and then there is her support of Bush, (anti gay) and Romney (anti gay) both with her dollars and her campaining. I wish her and her wife well, but to have her up on a soap box supporting my family is a bit insulting and I personaly would not attend any event with her there.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:39pm
  13. I saw her homophobic and vile sister Liz debate for Romney at Ball State in Muncie, IN... I just felt itchy and uncomfortable the entire time. I had to shower when I got home because of the vile reeking tripe coming forth from her mouth.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:56pm
  14. Oh, I am sorry you had to go through that, she is much worse then Mary. If I had to choose and thank god I dont, I would choose Mary over the span of satan, Liz.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:07pm
  15. They are both cunts. I am not sure which bitch I would rather have to spend time with.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:11pm
  16. Having that girl in Indiana will doom the passage of the marriage bill for sure. She’s no better than Sarah Palin or the rest of those Repucklican thugs! Don’t let her speak…

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:05pm
  17. I can't believe they chose her as a poster child... YUCK!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:29pm
  18. The Reject HJR-6 people must have gone mental!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:14pm
  19. Mary – Thank you for standing up for Indiana’s freedoms.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:14pm
  20. She is not in this fight for Hoosiers.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:27pm
  21. She is a backstabber!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:02pm
  22. She is a demon that walks amongst us!

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:13pm
  23. Where was she in 2000 & 2004 when she REALLY could have made a difference– not a fan

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:46pm
  24. This bitch is just in it to win it for herself.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:00pm
  25. Not everyone has the courage to come out of stealth and be an overt advocate. It can be hazardous to your health in most states of the US.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:01pm
  26. How is it hazardous to your health when you have secret service protection? The woman is a bitch.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:06pm
  27. She is a MEGAbitch just like her nasty homophobic sister.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:10pm
  28. fake!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:51pm
  29. Anyone can have a change of heart. I would say having Dick Cheney for a father is her greatest cross to bear. But now she has become a public advocate and that’s laying it on the line.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:59pm
  30. Having a war criminal as a father must be very tough.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:53pm
  31. A "change of heart" is impossible when you and your family don't have one to change.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:01pm
  32. She has no fuckin' heart.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:12pm
  33. Janell / Mary ... Same person !

    Replied on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:48am
  34. She’s lesbian but for the Republican side, it seems. Doesn’t make her a bad person.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:02pm
  35. She is only doing this to spite her Wicked sister.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:28pm
  36. Another homophobe becomes lesbian. Oh wait, they’ve always been gay/lesbian.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:22pm
  37. As a Hoosier, I am ashamed that they would use her as a poster-child for this debate. Couldn’t they have found someone who was not a “sell out”. This isn’t about bipartisanship to me. Where was she during the Bush Years? Her father is a war criminal in my eyes and her sister is a witch. She is doing this to boost herself not us. Yuck!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:23pm
  38. I can't believe that Reject HJR-6 actually is letting her speak for them. I feel so bad for my Hoosier friends.

    Replied on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:59pm
  39. She is just as evil and conniving as her war criminal father! Pure evil.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:08pm
  40. YUCK! DITCH THE BITCH!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:15pm
  41. When the LGBT Community needs all the encouragement and support it can get, why in the h3!! do it’s own members continue this disruptive in-fighting and cruel comments like I’ve found in this post?

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7:17pm
  42. Disgusting bigots!!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:29pm
  43. I fear Mary is in for a shock. Those people are mean.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 8:47pm
  44. This apple didn’t roll far from the tree!

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 9:22pm
  45. She still supported Romney who was going to reverse all the legislation that has been enactedto protect LGBTQ rights, and she stills needs to answer for that, but if she’s changed and is actually going to fight with us for change; i will support her. Her party sucks though, and i don’t understand why she’s still in it.

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 9:30pm
  46. Thanks, but no thanks. This person is NOT a friend to the LGBT community.

    Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 3:28am
  47. Indiana is the northernmost southern state. It is Republican and we want the amendment. We want to keep marriage traditional and refuse to accept it any other way.

    Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:11am
  48. What for after she bash her own kind…..hell no!

    Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:27am
  49. Well Janell Elynn Smith how can you support someone that’s our kind and fighting against us…..

    Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:29am
  50. Shame on you and your payroll check….

    Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 7:31am
  51. well remember this not so helpful dyke….hant helped & has taken more from our community than given …take time to watch Outrage & look back at this shame fill /gop in the pocket queer she really is… just because shes “the latest spot light” doesn’t mean she shines rainbow pride in her real life… so please find better speakers for our rainbow culture….a snake can never be a unicorn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYwH0MVHMJI

    Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:27am