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The Cheney Sisters Are Having a Disagreement

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.
Photo: Rick Friedman/ Corbis

At the end of last week, carpetbagging Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney announced that she is “not pro-gay marriage,” even though she has a gay-married sister, Mary, whose coming out was enough to soften her very conservative father’s stance on the issue back in 2004, when he said, “With the respect to the question of relationships, my general view is freedom means freedom for everyone.” In a Friday evening Facebook post, Mary stood up to her older sibling, writing, “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage.” After quoting her father’s “freedom” line, she added, “That means 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.” She also encouraged her Facebook friends to spread the message, ensuring that it will pop up somewhere in Liz’s news feed. 

Mary Cheney Says Liz ‘Dead Wrong’ on Gay Rights