Is Dick Cheney Lobbying for Gay Marriage?

Briefly mentioned in a Baltimore Sun story about Maryland Delegate Wade Kach supporting marriage equality is this bomb:

[Kach] also became the target of a last-minute lobby effort, and said his voice mail was full of messages from important people, including Mehlman, Bloomberg and an offer to talk with former Vice President Dick Cheney, whom Kach regards as a "great man." All three are recognized for their support of gay rights issues.

Cheney's support for marriage equality has not been confirmed. Gay America Blog wrote:

It would be interesting to know who made the offer to Kach on behalf of Cheney.  Was it Mehlman?

I don't want to put the cart before the horse, since it would be nice to confirm this first, but it's hard to believe that someone just made this up when talking to Kach, though I suppose it's possible (albeit dumb).   If Dick Cheney is actually lobbying for gay marriage, that is simply huge.  Not only is he a huge heavyweight, but he also provides a good deal of cover for other Republicans, like Governor Christie in New Jersey, who says he's going to veto marriage equality legislation just passed by that state's legislature.

AlteNet / By Staff

Posted at February 17, 2012, 6:15am