WASHINGTON (AP) - Lynne Cheney, the vice president's wife and mother of Mary Cheney, a lesbian, said Sunday that states should have the final say over the legal status of personal relationships.
That stand puts her at odds with the vice president on the need for the constitutional amendment now under debate in the Senate that effectively would ban gay marriage.
"I think that the constitutional amendment discussion will give us an opportunity to look for ways to discuss ways in which we can keep the authority of the states intact," Cheney told CNN's "Late Edition."
The Senate began debate Friday on an amendment that defines marriage as a union of a man and woman as husband and wife.