Mary Cheney Donates to Anti-Gay Candidate

Mary Cheney, who is openly gay and raising two children with another woman, has given $500 to New Hampshire Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte, who is "against same-sex marriage and believes marriage is between a man and a woman."

Raw Story‘s Sahil Kapur reports that Mary Cheney, who is openly gay and raising two children with another woman, has given $500 to New Hampshire Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte, who is “against same-sex marriage and believes marriage is between a man and a woman.”

From this, I can only conclude:

  • Mary Cheney is a Republican
  • Gay marriage is not the only issue on her radar

Other explanations are welcome.

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Comments

  1. Patrick T. McGuire says:

    Being against same-sex marriage does not make a person anti-gay. It means that he/she believe that marriage involves one man and one woman only. Perhaps Mary Cheney agrees with that position.

    Does that work for an alternative explanation?

  2. Dave says:

    “Being against same-sex marriage does not make a person anti-gay. It means that he/she believe that marriage involves one man and one woman only. Perhaps Mary Cheney agrees with that position.”

    Since this isn’t her father’s position I have no idea why it would be hers as well.

  3. An Interested Party says:

    I wonder how many black people in the 50s gave donations to politicians who were in favor of segregation…to those who did, maybe segregation wasn’t the only thing on their radar…