Mepark saidmaybe he didn't campaign exactly, but he supports it.
You might benefit from a college course in critical reading & listening. Cheney said it's a state issue, and "people ought to have a shot at that" but at no point did he say it's an inherent right.
So he tried to appear to come down on both sides, saying he doesn't support a Federal statute enabling gay marriage, that it was a state issue, yet he knows damn well that's mostly going to prevent gay marriage, as it has in the vast majority of states. He says people do at present have a "chance" at gay marriage at the state level, but omits to address federal DOMA, which limits gay marriage to the individual state, unlike straight marriages, which must be recognized in all 50.
And that DOMA prohibits any Federal recognition of state gay marriage, and so prevents Social Security benefits to gay spouses, and countless other Federal benefits and entitlements.
Saying gay marriage is a state, not Federal issue, is the exact same argument that was used over 50 years ago by the segregationists. And the segregationists tried to keep their hands clean of charges of racism, by claiming they were merely defending states' rights, not discriminating against Black Americans, which they really were.
But we saw through that charade then, just like we should see through Cheney's charade now. This has nothing to do with States' rights, but with discrimination against gays across the entire US, in violation of the US Constitution.
But I gotta hand it to Cheney, he can even fool gays into believing he supports them. There's no more politically naive men on this Earth than gays, as these threads prove.