Cheney Backs Gay Marriage
Ex-VP switches Obama's name for Osama's
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 2, 2009 6:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Dick Cheney appeared to break rank with many in his party when he suggested he didn’t oppose gay marriage, the New York Post reports. “I think freedom means freedom for everyone,” he said at the National Press Club yesterday. “People ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish.” He said the matter should be a state issue.

“The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute that governs this I don't support,” he said in C-SPAN video. Marriage has “always been a state issue, and I think that's the way it ought to be handled today." The former vice president also mixed up the names Obama and Osama in yesterday’s speech, noting that “the link between Obama [sic] and the people under him is pretty fragile,” the Hill reports.