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

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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