Dick Cheney’s Daughter Mary Marries Partner Heather Poe

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Mary Cheney had married Heather Poe, ABC News reports:

In a statement issue by Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, said, ”Our daughter Mary and her long time partner, Heather Poe, were married today in Washington, DC. Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years, and we are delighted that they were able to take advantage of the opportunity to have that relationship recognized.”

The former vice president added, “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.”

Dick Cheney has publicly supported marriage equality for three years now. He first expressed support in June 2009 in an appearance at the National Press Club.

Comments

  1. says

    OK liberals, I want you to take a deep breath before your tourettes begin.

    Congratulations to the both of them and I wish them a very happy life ahead of them.

    And once you leftists have finished wetting your pants, keep in mind that Cheney endorsed gay marriage LONG before Obama ever did.

  2. CPT_Doom says

    Ms. Cheney deserves absolutely no well-wishes from the LGBT community – a community she exploited to gain $$ for Coors, then turned around and spat on as head of operations for the Vice Presidential portion of the 2004 campaign. Ms. Cheney was involved in campaign strategy that used the worst types of anti-gay propaganda to demonize LGBT citizens and ensure the Bush/Cheney re-electiong. Now she wants to take advantage of rights ensured for her by activists who fought the very attitudes she used in 2004? How typical of those with privilege. At least Ken Mehlman has the decency to be somewhat embarrassed by his conduct during the election.

  3. Michaelandfred says

    So tired of these conservatives destroying the moral fibre of this country. Cheney, Rove, REAGAN! Didn’t they get Tony’s talking points….

  4. says

    I wonder if Maggie Gallagher was invited to the nuptials? Or Romney? Or the Bachmanns? Or Tony Perkins and Bryan Fischer? Or ANY prominent Republicans.

    Every manners guide book says the only appropriate thing to say to a newlywed couple is “Congratulations” and so I will wish them well.

  5. temoc says

    “And once you leftists have finished wetting your pants, keep in mind that Cheney endorsed gay marriage LONG before Obama ever did.”

    Dude, give me a break. Cheney only endorsed gay marriage once his political career was as dead as his heart now is. Before that he used it as a political tool against his opponents and demonized it to the point where it could potentially damage someone’s political career if they came out in favor of it. He could have given his support while he was in office, but that never happened.

    And, yes to CPT_DOOM. 100% exactly.

  6. jjh says

    Congrats, I guess. I hope some of the GOP guests will now push from within to change their party. However, I thought they lived in VA where no gay marriages are recognized. And is she supporting Romney who has promised to amend the US Constitution to forcibly annul her marriage. Is Cheney Sr.?

  7. mickey says

    Congrats, but too bad back home in Virginia is for Haters, second mommy Hope is an unrelated adult….oh yes that’s right, money probably buys privilege.

  8. says

    The REAL Threat to the Sanctity of Marriage (Not Gays)
    http://trenchpress.com/?p=12034

    Social conservatives distracted by gay marriage are missing the big picture
    http://trenchpress.com/?p=12686

    Fake conservatives like the Cheney family should not be the issue. It is just as much government’s role to marry someone as it is to Baptize , give Communion, or Bar Mitzvah someone.

    Gay couples are targeting the wrong institution, all for government benefits.

  9. says

    The REAL Threat to the Sanctity of Marriage (Not Gays)
    http://trenchpress.com/?p=12034

    Social conservatives distracted by gay marriage are missing the big picture
    http://trenchpress.com/?p=12686

    Fake conservatives like the Cheney family should not be the issue. It is just as much government’s role to marry someone as it is to Baptize , give Communion, or Bar Mitzvah someone.

    Gay couples are targeting the wrong institution, all for government benefits.

  10. castaway says

    “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.”

    This to me sounds a bit forced. How about something like this…

    Mary is our daughter. There is nothing that can change the absolute 100% love we have for her and wish her happiness. She found the love of her life and wishes to formalize this relationship as others do. We as her parents offer our complete support despite what arguement society may contrive to disagree with her/their relationship. Liberty and Justice FOR ALL!!!!!!!!

  11. ian says

    @ALAN,1st. Cheney was out of office when he endorsed marriage equality with no plan or prospect of being re-elected. hardly a profile in courage. so what if Cheney endorsed marriage equality and when? it is not chronology that counts, it is whether or not he is in a position of power at the time he made the endorsement. 2nd. he was not president, (although in reality he effectively was POTUS in all but name), he was the VP. Obama is a sitting president and risked alienating some voters in an election year no less. he could have kept punting the issue until after the election. 3rd. marriage equality is not solely a liberal issue, in fact there are plenty of valid and sensible conservative arguments in favor of marriage equality, look them up. and finally, while i am happy for the newlyweds what is so galling is Mary Cheney’s hypocrisy in supporting and shilling for a political party that has sought and is seeking to deny her the very right she just exercised, and if they come to power to forcibly annul her marriage. That is why us ‘liberals’ get pissed off. it is her willingness to take advantage of a right, hard won on her behalf by us so called liberals while she supports a party that would deny her same.

  12. says

    I guess I should be happy that she’s done this, but I get the same nauseated feeling I get when the Ku Klux Klan has a march — they’re exercising their rights, but GOD they’re just despicable examples of humanity.

  13. Randal Oulton says

    >> Chris: Who wears the pants or strap-on in the family? They’re both butt-ugly butches.

    Funny. I looked at them and thought how beautifully in love they were. I’m sorry that life has left you less happy about yourself. That can be changed, it’s not too late, you ain’t dead yet.

  14. andrew says

    I wonder how many people who take the time to post on this site know that censorship is alive and well here. Not just the censorship of some bad language, but the censorship of ideas.

  15. Jim in St Louis says

    Of course Towelroad censors comments- and not due to profanity or hate speech- but purely for political reasons.

    excuse the ‘duh!’ moment.

  16. Lymis says

    Yes, Cheney did endorse marriage equality before Obama did. And yes, he gets a certain amount of credit for that.

    On the other hand, he didn’t endorse marriage equality when it mattered to him and his career, even though AT THE TIME his daughter was openly gay and in a committed relationship. Even though AT THE TIME, his grandchild’s parents couldn’t marry.

    This is a man who expressed shock and outrage that his opponents would dare mention that his daughter – his openly gay, openly partnered daughter who had a public career in positions like being the LGBT liaison for Coors – was lesbian, when it was politically inconvenient for people to notice that.

    This is a man who wouldn’t endorse marriage equality, even though it was directly harming people he knows and says he loves, until it didn’t cost him in political capital.

    On the other hand, yes, Obama did delay his open endorsement of marriage equality, well past the point where it was obvious to anyone that he actually personally supported it, and when polls of his own party showed he was behind the curve. And so yes, he deserves some condemnation for that.

    But at the same time, he did it at the height of his power, when he actually has the chance to make a difference with it, when it actually can be (and is being) used against him by his political opponents in an important election cycle, and when, by all outward appearances, the issue doesn’t directly affect anyone as close to him as near family.

    So take your snarky attack and shove it up your ass.

  17. elg/edwin says

    Because Cheney has a lesbian daughter, he should have endorsed same-sex marriage YEARS before he actually did.

    And Cheney didn’t endorse same-sex marriage while he was vice-president when it actually might have mattered.

  18. says

    While I disagree with the Cheney family on pretty much everything but marriage equality, I wish Mary and Heather the same happiness I’d wish any couple.

    The Cheneys also have an opportunity here, both Mary and her parents. They could use their roles as public figures to explain that, as nice as it is that Mary and Heather were able to marry in Washington DC, it’s unfair that their marriage receives no federal recognition thanks to DOMA (which is currently being defended in court by BLAG/those in the same political party as the Cheneys), and it’s unfair that their marriage is useless in a majority of US states. They could say, equality shouldn’t depend on where you are and perhaps move a few more Republicans on the issue so that their party won’t stay on the wrong side of history forever.

  19. bobbyjoe says

    When John Kerry said that Mary Cheney deserved to be treated like everyone else, the Cheneys’ heads all exploded and they collectively pooped their pants in outraged fury that the fact their daughter was gay would be mentioned in public. Mary herself called Kerry a “son of a b*tch” because he’d publicly noted– in a nice way, mind you– that she was a lesbian. Which she was. And not a closeted one. Except, of course, if the wrong person (i.e., a Democrat) happened to mention it, in which case the Cheneys acted like it was the most terrible, deep secret ever, ever, which must never, ever be revealed.

    If it were possible to collectively vote someone back into the closet for the rest of their lives, that should be the fate of Mary Cheney. She was only out when it served her selfish interests, and “in” when it could hurt someone else.

    She’s a vile, disgusting person who has constantly let others push open the door to her freedoms and then p*ssed all over those people’s legs as she walked through those doors.

    History should always remember exactly who she was and how she behaved.

  20. Icebloo says

    The Cheney lesbian is a loser. She didn’t have the balls to speak out for her own human rights when her father was in power.
    I hope her new partner is not expecting great things from this sad, pathetic excuse for a human being.

  21. stevenelliot says

    Boys Boys Boys! now quit arguing over spilt milk as to who endorsed gay nuptials when. The fact is that Mary Cheney’s 1% multi-millionaire card trumps her 3% openly gay card.

    In other words. She cares more about being in the wealthy ruling plutocracy more than being an equal citizen of the USofA.

    Because when youve got her type of money who gives a rats ass if the govt endorses ur marriage? Thats for poor people

  22. stevenelliot says

    Youve also got to remember the republican mind-set on these matters of morality. Take for example the treatment of the two “lovers”, Oscar Wilde and Alfred Douglass. Wilde gets sent to a hard labor, prison for sodomy and little rich “bosie” douglass goes scott free.
    See when youre rich and connected you live by a different set of rules. Mary Cheney and her socio-economic class dont abide by the same rules or even live in the same country as the rest of us mere serfs.

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