Mary Cheney: Sorry, Liz Is 'Dead Wrong'

Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter defends gay marrriage

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 1, 2013 11:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – Sisters, there were never such bickering sisters: Dick Cheney's daughters are going mano a mano over the issue of gay marriage, with Mary Cheney—who is gay and married longtime partner Heather Poe last year—now responding to sister Liz's stance against it. “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage," she posted on Facebook. "That means that all families—regardless of how they look or how they are made—all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges, and protections as every other." Mary Cheney and Poe have two children.

"Freedom means freedom for everyone," she wrote, in what the New York Times notes is similar verbiage to dear old dad's support of gay marriage. Things haven't exactly been going swimmingly for Liz Cheney's Wyoming Senate campaign.

Liz Cheney speaks during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo, in this Wednesday, July 17, 2013 file photo.
Liz Cheney speaks during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo, in this Wednesday, July 17, 2013 file photo.   (AP Photo/Matt Young, File)
In this Sept. 11, 2006, file photo, Mary Cheney, right, the openly gay daughter of Dick Cheney, stands with partner Heather Poe at the White House.
In this Sept. 11, 2006, file photo, Mary Cheney, right, the openly gay daughter of Dick Cheney, stands with partner Heather Poe at the White House.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, left, and partner Heather Poe, attend the funeral of Gerald Ford in this Dec. 30, 2006 file photo.
Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, left, and partner Heather Poe, attend the funeral of Gerald Ford in this Dec. 30, 2006 file photo.   (AP Photo/Pool, Charles Dharapak, File)
Dick and Lynne Cheney hold their sixth grandchild Samuel David Cheney, Wednesday, May 23, 2007. His parents are Cheney's daughter, Mary, and her partner, Heather Poe.
Dick and Lynne Cheney hold their sixth grandchild Samuel David Cheney, Wednesday, May 23, 2007. His parents are Cheney's daughter, Mary, and her partner, Heather Poe.   (AP Photo/White House, David Bohrer)
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