Views Read Edit View history. A leading Republican at a time when the party was campaigning on forbidding gay marriage, he voiced support for Mary, who was then in a longterm relationship with her later wife, Heather Poe. My sister is treating us as 'second class citizens ' ". August 1, Why Nothing About Mary? While she opposes same-sex marriage, Liz Cheney had opposed a attempt to amend the Wyoming constitution to ban gay marriage and she supports extending health and other benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
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Dick Cheney defends daughter Liz in gay marriage fight
InMary Cheney joined the Republican gay- straight alliance Republican Unity Coalition and said that sexual orientation should be "a non-issue" for the Republican Party. Following that, she attended Colorado Collegeher mother and sister's alma materin Colorado Springs, Coloradoand graduated in Inshe became one of the first employees of the Colorado Rockies baseball team, working in promotions when the team began playing in Denver. Now It's My Turn. Cheney reiterated his position of four years prior, stating the issue should be left to the states but that he supports the Bush administration. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mary Cheney. Accessed July 19,
Cheney did not publicly express her opinion of the amendment at the time. She has been one of her father's top campaign aides and closest confidantes. Vice President Dick Cheney entered the fray between his daughters over gay marriage on Monday as he rose to defend Liz Cheney, a Republican Senate candidate from Wyoming whose stance against same-sex nuptials has drawn barbs from her lesbian sister. Although he was given 90 seconds to respond to Edwards' comments, Cheney responded succinctly, "Well, Gwen, let me simply thank the senator for the kind words he said about my family and our daughter. Actress Alison Pill portrayed Mary Cheney in the film Vicea biographical film about Dick Cheney and Mary's sexuality is cited for her father's reason for not running for president.