From the “Whaaaaaaa??!!!?!!?!?!” category comes this tidbit: Dick Cheney has endorsed gay marriage (rather than just civil unions):
I think that freedom means freedom for everyone. As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish. The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don’t support. I do believe that the historically the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level. It has always been a state issue and I think that is the way it ought to be handled, on a state-by-state basis. … But I don’t have any problem with that. People ought to get a shot at that.
I’ve noticed a pretty strong correlation between people who tell me that they’re opposed to gay rights and people who confess that they don’t know anybody who’s gay. There’s probably nothing like quite having a gay daughter to make a man support gay marriage.