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Mary Cheney Gives Cash to Anti-Gay Candidate for Congress

Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former VP Dick Cheney, has thrown $1,000 behind Rob Portman, a Congressional candidate from Ohio who believes she should not be able to adopt children or marry her partner:

Raw StoryPortman_cheney "Cheney, 40, has a two-year old son with her partner of 17 years, Heather Poe. The donation to former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH) was made in May. Portman is seeking the Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) when he retires in 2011....As an Ohio congressman, Portman voted yes on banning gay adoptions in the District of Columbia in 1999. He also voted in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage in 2004. Portman’s opposition to same-sex marriage is particularly salient, because both of his potential Democratic challengers favor its legalization. Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner reaffirmed her backing for gay marriage in a posting at The Huffington Post in June, and a spokesman for Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher announced that he’d reversed his opposition the same month. Robert Paduchik, Portman’s campaign manager, told the Columbus Dispatch in June that the erstwhile congressman still opposes same-sex marriage. 'Rob Portman has always believed that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman,' Paduchik said."

Priorities, priorities...

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  1. Unbelievable! What the hell is wrong with Mary Cheney! I know the apple doesn't fall far from the tree but this is ridiculous!

    Posted by: Jake | Aug 31, 2009 12:50:24 PM

  2. Really, the Cheney's disgust me more and more every day.

    Posted by: DJ | Aug 31, 2009 12:55:01 PM

  3. PATHETIC! The Cheneys are one selfish, elitist group. They piss me off. If you see Mary and Heather flip them the bird and give them an ugly look they deserve it.

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 31, 2009 1:07:26 PM

  4. The Gay and Lesbian Community should have ostrcized Mary Cheney YEARS ago when she openly supported her father.

    We didn;t do ut then

    We should do it now.

    Posted by: Wolfie | Aug 31, 2009 1:16:43 PM

  5. Mary Cheney is a Traitor to the LGBT community at large. She has her RIGHTS brought and PAID for.....she doesn't care about the "lil people. Heather better hope that nothing ever happens to Mary, cause the Cheney's will swoop in and TAKE that Baby away from her...they live in Va., which has NO RIGHTS for LGBT citizens None,Zero,Nadda!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Aug 31, 2009 1:25:57 PM

  6. She is truly defective.

    Posted by: David in Houston | Aug 31, 2009 1:41:22 PM

  7. She is one sick fuck.

    Posted by: Trasker | Aug 31, 2009 1:41:45 PM

  8. must vote republican

    always vote republican

    want to vote dem (electro zapppppp)

    will always vote republican

    Its a cult + Darth cheney likes torture= poor mary

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Aug 31, 2009 1:49:22 PM

  9. PS

    tax cuts + hate of brown people trumps everything for them

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Aug 31, 2009 1:50:27 PM

  10. Um, didn't the gay community fall in lockstep behind a presidential candidate who believes we shouldn't have the right to marry? Didn't an untold number of gay people give millions of dollars to said candidate? Hypocrisy indeed.

    Posted by: Cyd | Aug 31, 2009 2:06:24 PM

  11. Please be kind to the Cheneys. They all seem to have the genetic defect of cognitive dissidence.

    Posted by: Gus | Aug 31, 2009 2:07:41 PM

  12. "Um, didn't the gay community fall in lockstep behind a presidential candidate who believes we shouldn't have the right to marry? Didn't an untold number of gay people give millions of dollars to said candidate? Hypocrisy indeed."

    Did we have a choice?

    Posted by: James | Aug 31, 2009 2:10:23 PM

  13. Did anyone expect her to do otherwise?

    Posted by: Roscoe | Aug 31, 2009 2:15:17 PM

  14. Yes, we did have a choice. I ONLY gave money to No On 8 last year - if every gay person had done the same, No On 8 would have had tens of millions more dollars and probably won.

    We also have the choice to abstain from voting. Yeah, that's tough to do sometimes. But if we continue to vote for candidates who don't believe in our equality, they will continue to not take us seriously and will throw us bones like cocktail receptions and appearances on Logo.

    Posted by: Cyd | Aug 31, 2009 2:15:21 PM

  15. "Um, didn't the gay community fall in lockstep behind a presidential candidate who believes we shouldn't have the right to marry? Didn't an untold number of gay people give millions of dollars to said candidate? Hypocrisy indeed."

    False equivalency. Portman's positions are far more anti-gay than Obama's and Cheney can support far more pro-gay candidates running for the same seat.

    Posted by: Ernie | Aug 31, 2009 2:21:34 PM

  16. Reporters asked Mary Cheney for a response, but were told by her spokesperson that she'd have to get back to them, as the Cheney family was currently attending a kitten-killing convention.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Aug 31, 2009 2:24:58 PM

  17. The mere thought of ANY Cheney throws my lower intestinal tract into convulsions and now i have messed myself! Even out of the WH Cheney still provokes and causes Shit to happen!@!

    Posted by: alex in boston | Aug 31, 2009 2:28:24 PM

  18. Uhh Mary, April Fool's Day was four months ago. You're a tad late.

    Posted by: MaryCheneysOneSexyTranny...IMeanLady | Aug 31, 2009 2:38:12 PM

  19. What's the big deal? She's always been a raging douchebag, just like her sociopathic fathers, Dick and Lynne.

    Posted by: MikeMick | Aug 31, 2009 2:59:19 PM

  20. Only poor people need rights. Rich people can do what ever they like.

    I love seeing white queers get bent out of shape over things like this. When entitled gays see obvious disparity in freedoms and access to power they think it's WRONG. yeah, it is, but sadly POC - gay AND straight - have seen this all their lives.

    Malibu is collapsing? Send in federal aid. New Orleans is flooding? Wait for the body count.

    Anarchy is the new pink.

    Posted by: OttoErotica | Aug 31, 2009 3:19:27 PM

  21. So the newsflash is that she is as stupid as all of the Obama worshipping morons around here?

    The only real shocker is that she's only 40. Wow. I would have guessed 50.

    Posted by: paul c | Aug 31, 2009 3:19:55 PM

  22. Cyd, giving more of our money would have only meant more dollars wasted. Give it to your local LGBT Center next time.

    Mary Cheney is much.

    I often see comments here where people call people they disagree with "self ahting". I always thought it was rather extreme.

    I get it now. I've seen the definiton of self hating and it is Mary Cheney.

    Posted by: Derek Washington | Aug 31, 2009 4:31:52 PM

  23. May Cheney...that ol' spinster sistah! LOL

    Posted by: Perry | Aug 31, 2009 6:13:49 PM

  24. Her excuse for voting for W was "I'm not a single issue voter". My question to Her Royal Fugliness is what is dear to you? What is your excuse this time?

    Posted by: mattew sullivan | Aug 31, 2009 7:20:37 PM

  25. Not the brightest bulb in the batch.

    Posted by: hephaestion | Aug 31, 2009 10:43:28 PM

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