‘Dear Abby’ agrees with Cheney for the first time ever.

Today, CNN hosted “Dear Abby” author Jeanne Phillips, who recently publicly declared her support for gay rights and received the first-ever “Straight for Equality” award from Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. “I guess I just have a sense of fair play,” Phillips told CNN. “I have some wonderful gay friends and I think they should be entitled to all the civil rights everyone else has.” Watch it:

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CNN also showed Phillips a recent clip of Lynne Cheney saying that people “ought to be able to enter into the relationships they want” because it is a “free country.” Phillips responded, “I never thought I’d agree with the Cheneys on anything.”