If they were paying attention, they would have noticed that Mary Cheney came out on stage with her partner after the VP debate, one in which Big Time himself mentioned this fact. Dick's not ashamed of his daughter. Why is Lynne and why do they MSNBC pundits hate lesbians?
There's nothing shameful about being an out lesbian, what's shameful is that an unreconstructed bigot like Pat Buchanan gets to pontificate about it. It's absolutely fascinating that merely mentioning that someone isn't straight makes you a bad person, while advocating for a constitutional amendment to make your running mate's daughter a second class citizen is just politics.
Shame on all of those people.