Gay Marriage | Liz Cheney | Wyoming

Liz Cheney: 'I am Not Pro-Gay Marriage'


Liz Cheney, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Wyoming, reacted yesterday to charges by her opponent that she "aggressively promotes" gay marriage, ABC News reports:

Cheney is running for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, challenging fellow Republican Sen. Mike Enzi. In a statement today she accused the Enzi campaign of conducting a “push poll” in the state, which asks “Are you aware that Liz Cheney supports abortion and aggressively promotes gay marriage?”

The Enzi campaign categorically denied it conducted the poll.

“I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” Cheney said in a statement, adding that she believes “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.”

“The people of Wyoming deserve an honest campaign.  They should not be subject to the kind of dirty tricks this push poll represents.  I call on Senator Enzi to denounce this poll and to tell the National Republican Senatorial Committee, or anyone else promoting untruths on his behalf, to stop,” Cheney said.

Cheney's statement breaks with other members of her family. Her sister Mary, who is gay, and her mother and father Dick and Lynne Cheney, support marriage equality.

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  1. And her sister is "gay married".

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Aug 31, 2013 10:22:52 AM

  2. Huge surprise!!!! Not.

    Posted by: Tom | Aug 31, 2013 10:31:27 AM

  3. Thank god I'm an only child, who needs brothers like this...

    Posted by: JP_Lisbon | Aug 31, 2013 10:31:47 AM


    SHE IS NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 31, 2013 10:35:52 AM

  5. is she just covering her ass to get elected or is she really against equality? either she has no ability to stand up for what's right or she doesn't deserve to be elected.

    Posted by: m | Aug 31, 2013 10:43:08 AM

  6. One word: Larva.

    Posted by: Geoff | Aug 31, 2013 10:50:03 AM

  7. Nasty.

    Posted by: David | Aug 31, 2013 10:58:19 AM

  8. You’re a sleazy opportunist who would sell your own blood down the river for a vote, vile, apples don’t fall far from the tree.

    Posted by: NE Rich | Aug 31, 2013 10:59:19 AM

  9. Nice family dinners, I suppose.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Aug 31, 2013 11:05:45 AM

  10. Good grief... my jaw dropped on that! She has absolutely no shame.

    Posted by: Gerry | Aug 31, 2013 11:12:18 AM

  11. Anti-gay, anti-her-own-sister for her own career, what a Republican sweetheart!

    Posted by: Ernie | Aug 31, 2013 11:15:12 AM

  12. And this is news because...?

    Posted by: greg | Aug 31, 2013 11:15:45 AM

  13. Oh, yes, let's give the people the vote on this, Liz... and if "the people" (a.k.a. men) were given the vote on the suffrage movement, or any other woman's rights, how well do you think that would have gone for you? Sit down and shut up. Human rights, and civil rights, are NOT up for a vote.

    Posted by: graphicjack | Aug 31, 2013 11:31:56 AM

  14. Republicans like the Cheneys are never really against gay marriage and they never really care about family values either. They just go along with what's convenient for votes.

    This isn't a shock at all. The only one of their clan running for office the anti-gay one.

    Posted by: GJP | Aug 31, 2013 11:32:54 AM

  15. She's probably lying to win and honestly its how the game is played.

    Posted by: Cyberman | Aug 31, 2013 11:51:38 AM

  16. Her political career might get ruined if she were to support her sister!

    Conservative "family values" at its finest.

    Posted by: Evan C | Aug 31, 2013 11:56:31 AM

  17. "Auntie Liz, why do you hate our family?" - Thanksgiving at the Cheney's

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Aug 31, 2013 11:57:54 AM

  18. "She's probably lying to win and honestly its how the game is played."

    ... because she's playing to the right wing. If she wasn't, she'd be free to support her sister and marriage equality. But she chose right-wing values over her own family's values, which is why this is news, not surprising news considering her family tree ... but news nonetheless.

    Posted by: Ernie | Aug 31, 2013 12:33:02 PM

  19. I'd say it means she can't get campaign funding if she doesn't toe the line.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Aug 31, 2013 1:07:57 PM

  20. How can she do this to her sister? Whether she's genuinely a bigot or lying for political expediency, she's disgusting and I would feel absolutely crushed if I were Mary.

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 31, 2013 1:17:34 PM

  21. Thanksgiving is going to be really awkward at Papa Cheney's this year.

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Aug 31, 2013 1:39:45 PM

  22. at some point gay republicans need to realize that they, and not "liberal gays", are the reason the GOP remains utterly anti-Equality.

    THEY are the family, they are the much-touted "gay friends" that anti-gay republicans always claim to have, and their spinelessness is the reason that the GOP continues to consider LGBT people to be dangerous second-class citizens.

    when you refuse to actually stand up for yourselves you give folks no reason to respect you.

    gay republicans. that's why your party hates you. your self-hate is contagious.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Aug 31, 2013 1:56:53 PM

  23. Liz, honey, wrap this around your blond locks: being "pro-gay marriage" IS "pro life". But, it's nice to know that under pressure you are fink and a rat and reveal your true colours.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 31, 2013 1:57:54 PM

  24. This is a classic example of the game of politics. Especially when trying to stay relevant among popular opinion to appease a certain base. Talk about having to slog through the fire pit.

    Posted by: MickyFlip | Aug 31, 2013 3:04:44 PM

  25. An interesting thing here is that the Enzi campaign just assumed Cheney supported gay marriage, based on her own sexual orientation, which is kind of humanizing in a way. Leave it to opportunism and/or internalized homophobia to twist your own soul into knots.

    Posted by: jlavoy | Aug 31, 2013 3:14:10 PM

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