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December 4, 2013

Fight on over same-sex marriage

INDIANAPOLIS – Oh, it’s on.

If there was any doubt that the coming fight over the same-sex marriage ban amendment in Indiana was going to be elevated to the national level, it’s gone.

On Tuesday, Nov. 26, Mary Cheney, the gay daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, announced her opposition to the proposed amendment, House Joint Resolution 6, along with her plans to come to Indiana to raise money for HJR-6 opponent, Freedom Indiana.

It immediately caught the attention of the national media, who’ve been reporting on the very public split between Mary Cheney and her Senate candidate sister, Liz.“Freedom means freedom for everyone,” Mary Cheney wrote in her email to Freedom Indiana supporters. “For me, that’s not just another saying. It’s who I am — the core of what I believe. No one should be denied the fundamental liberties we all deserve.”The “freedom for everyone” line echoed a remark made by sister Liz in 2009, regarding gay marriage, when she said “freedom means freedom for everybody.”That was before Liz Cheney decided to launch a Senate campaign in Wyoming. Now, in her attempt to knock off a Republican incumbent in the primary, Liz Cheney has become vocal in her opposition to gay marriage.

See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.

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