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"Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so it's
an issue that our family is very familiar with.
We have two daughters and we have enormous pride in both of them, they're both fine
young women and they do a superb job,
frankly, of supporting us, and we were
blessed with both our daughters."
Vice President Dick Cheney, publicly
acknowledging his daughter Mary is a lesbian
for the first time, when responding to a question at a town hall meeting in Davenport,
Iowa, about how he feels in his "heart" about
gay marriage (Aug. 24)
"With respect to the question of homosexual relationships, my general view is that
freedom means freedom for everybody. People
ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to."
Vice President Cheney, arguing that marriage should be left up to the states to decide, distancing himself from President Bush's support for a federal constitutional amendment (Aug. 24)
"'Freedom' is not embracing perversion. That is enslavement.... You can still love
your family members and explain the difference in a non-judgmental manner."
Republican Superviser Eugene Delgaudio, of Sterling, Va., "condemning" Cheney for
his comments about his daughter Mary (PublicAdvocate.org, Aug. 24)
"The vice president supports the president's right to set policy and make those decisions. The vice president has been very clear and consistent on this issue."
Bush spokesperson Anne Womack, who declined to say if Cheney supports the Federal
Marriage Amendment (Washington Times, Aug. 25)
"We are heartened that by taking a stand for his daughter, at long last Vice
President Cheney is standing up for real family values."
Matt Foreman, director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (Press release, Aug. 24)
"President Bush must be feeling the heat.
Millions of Republican families, like the
Cheneys, have gay friends and family members and are offended by President Bush's
efforts to put discrimination in the
Cheryl Jacques, director of the Human
Rights Campaign (Press release. Aug. 24)
"If there's one area of privacy, it's still sexual activity. Although I will tell you, at the
age of 80,1 consider any question concerning
my sexual exploits to be complimentary."
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, refusing
to say whether he is gay; Koch is endorsing
President Bush's re-election and called the resignation of New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey
"a Greek tragedy"(WNBC-TV's "News
"No one calls me the H-word."
New Orleans attorney John Rawls, who is gay, reacting to being called "homosexual"
by opposing counsel during arguments on whether to strike a measure banning gay marriage from the Louisiana ballot (New York Times, Aug. 16)
"He's a high-class guy, a big success,
and I find it hard to believe he is a
Nissim Sukar, a retired plumber in
Rishon Letzion, Israel, hometown of
Golen Cipel, on allegations that Cipel
had an affair with New Jersey Gov.
Jim McGreevey (Philadelphia Inquirer,
"She wanted me. We didn't have sex
but I'm pretty sure we could have done
it. Britney invited me to the opening of
her restaurant. But her publicists said
they had to keep us apart."
Porn starJenna Jameson, claiming
to shock jock Howard Stern that
Britney Spears made advances toward
her (Arizona Daily Star, Aug. 20)
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