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Liz Cheney Doesn’t Think Her Sister Should Be Allowed to Get Married

01 Sep 2004, New York City, New York State, USA --- Mary Cheney (C), daugther of Vice President Dick Cheney, and partner are seen during the Republican National Convention. Mary Cheney's sister, Liz Cheney Perry, is seen at left.
“Ew, get a room, Mary.” —Liz Cheney thought bubble. Photo: Rick Friedman/ Corbis

Liz Cheney is, in almost every way, a younger, female, pulse-having replica of her father, Dick. But the carpetbagging candidate for Wyoming senator differs from her dad on at least one major issue.

Even though he’s as hard-core of a conservative as they come, Dick Cheney was an early supporter of gay marriage. His daughter Mary, after all, is gay. “Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so it’s an issue our family is very familiar with,” Cheney said way back in 2004. “With the respect to the question of relationships, my general view is freedom means freedom for everyone.”

Liz, on the other hand, doesn’t support gay marriage, her gay-married sister notwithstanding:

I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” Cheney said in a statement released by her campaign. “I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.”

When you’re making Dick Cheney look like a softy by comparison, that should be a sign that something is very wrong. 

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