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Dick Cheney's Daughter Mary Marries Partner Heather Poe


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.

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  1. Why not?

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 23, 2012 2:20:47 AM

  2. Why not?

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 23, 2012 2:21:09 AM

  3. Was Andy in the wedding party?

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 23, 2012 2:23:22 AM

  4. >> 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.

    Posted by: Randal Oulton | Jun 23, 2012 2:31:03 AM

  5. 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.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 23, 2012 2:32:01 AM

  6. Mary Cheney's father is a war criminal and she never condemned him for it. She just made a lot of money selling watery Coors to gay bars.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 23, 2012 2:37:03 AM

  7. Thank you. After about ten Anti Cheney posts, you finally posted ONE. What was that about?

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 23, 2012 2:40:34 AM

  8. I don't care about Mary's personal life, she is as nasty, mean, cruel and evil as her heartless father, let them both rot in hell.

    Posted by: Zee | Jun 23, 2012 6:41:31 AM

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

    excuse the 'duh!' moment.

    Posted by: Jim in St Louis | Jun 23, 2012 8:19:04 AM

  10. 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.

    Posted by: Lymis | Jun 23, 2012 8:26:51 AM

  11. Andrew, censorship is done by the government, not private entities. Take your panties out of their wad.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jun 23, 2012 9:33:50 AM

  12. 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.

    Posted by: elg/edwin | Jun 23, 2012 9:54:35 AM

  13. 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.

    Posted by: Ernie | Jun 23, 2012 10:11:23 AM

  14. Married in DC while the Republicans in congress are attempting to nullify the DC law allowing gay marriage.

    Posted by: ThomT | Jun 23, 2012 1:35:15 PM

  15. 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.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jun 23, 2012 3:29:01 PM

  16. 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.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jun 23, 2012 5:59:14 PM

  17. 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

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Jun 24, 2012 11:57:08 AM

  18. 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.

    Posted by: stevenelliot | Jun 24, 2012 12:11:24 PM

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