Private: Cheney lesbian novel resurfaces in the midst of the gay marriage debate

Sisters, a 1981 lesbian romance novel penned by Vice President Dick Cheney’s wife, Lynne, “was feted Monday night in a special performance by the ‘Lynne Cheney Players'” to celebrate the release of Laura Flanders’ new book, “Bushwomen: Tale of a Cynical Species.” (Via GMB.)

See the cover of Cheney’s novel here.

In 2001, when asked about the book, Cheney told a reporter, “I don’t remember the plot.” The Vice President’s wife has not expressed an opinion on the issue of gay marriage, although her 34-year-old daughter, Mary Cheney, is openly gay.

In case you’ve been living in a cave, all of this is relevant now because Bush has proposed a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Meanwhile, in May of this year, I’ll be attending a ceremony celebrating whatever union the State of Massachusetts allows my sister and her partner to have.