Gay activist Dan Savage appeared on Bill Maher's "Real Time" show Friday night and slammed both of the Cheney sisters for what he said was their failure to fervently advocate for gay marriage.
Savage lambasted openly-gay Mary Cheney, arguing her sexual orientation does not excuse her support and financial contributions to politicians he classified as anti-gay. The gay activist repeatedly mentioned her $2,500 donation to former presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
“Unlike her sister, Liz, who’s saying ‘it’s a state issue,’ Romney wanted to rewrite the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage in every state, even overturning gay marriages in states where it had already been legalized,” Savage said. “Romney was 1,000 times worse than Liz and Mary wrote that f**ker a check.”
At one point, Maher joked that he though former Vice President Dick Cheney was dead.
“You think this fight would be going on with the sisters if Dick Cheney were still alive?” Maher asked sarcastically, before pretending to be corrected.
Earlier in the program, Savage also responded to Catholic Bishop Larry Silva's implication that children who grow up in gay households are more prone to suicide than those who don't.
“He’s confusing children who were raised by gay parents with children who were raped by Catholic priests," Savage said.
Watch Savage's appearance on "Real Time" (Editor's note: The video contains vulgar language and mature sexual themes):
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