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04/19/2007


Mary Cheney Hosts Marriage Equality Fundraiser in Indiana

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Last week, Mary Cheney hosted a fundraiser in Indianapolis to help fight the proposed amendment to constitutionally ban gay marriage in Indiana. Indystar reports:

Mary CheneyOn Wednesday night, she played up her conservative bona fides before a group of about 100 supporters before laying out her opposition to the amendment.

"Now, this may come as a shock to some of you, but I'm pretty conservative. Actually, I'm really conservative," she deadpanned.

During her brief comments, she said gay couples raising children - such as Cheney and her wife, who have two daughters - have become increasingly common and urged lawmakers not bar that from happening in Indiana

"As a conservative, I also believe that strong families are the cornerstone of our society, and that we as a society need to do everything we can to ensure that all families are provided for the greatest opportunity," she said. "I believe that all families - regardless of how they look, or how they're made, or where they live - that all families deserve to be treated with the same respect, rights and legal recognition."

If lawmakers approve the amendment during the upcoming session it would then go before voters on the 2014 ballot. 


Dick Cheney Was 'Surprised' by Mary's Facebook Attack on Liz

Former VP Dick Cheney spoke (very) briefly with ABC News about his lesbian daughter Mary Cheney and her wife Heather Poe's Facebook attack on their other daughter Liz Cheney over her position on same-sex marriage:

Cheney“We were surprised that there was an attack launched against Liz on Facebook, and wished it hadn’t happened,” Cheney said at the National Press Club. “It’s always been dealt with within the context of the family and frankly that’s our preference.”

Today, Cheney said the incident is “obviously a difficult thing for a family,” but he declined to comment any further on the controversy or his position on gay marriage.

“That’s as far as I’m going to go on the subject,” Cheney told his interviewer. “Don’t waste your time.”


Mary Cheney Hosting Fundraiser to Fight Proposed Indiana Ban on Gay Marriage

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Mary Cheney is hosting a fundraiser to fight the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage in Indiana.

Said an email sent out by Freedom Indiana:

"Freedom means freedom for everyone. For me, that’s not just another saying. It’s who I am — the core of what I believe. No one should be denied the fundamental liberties we all deserve. Speaking out against HJR-6 isn’t a matter of politics. It’s about family. It’s about everyone feeling welcome in the state they call home. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to protect my wife Heather and our two children. And then I think about the thousands of same-sex couples and their families in Indiana who would be directly impacted by HJR-6, I’m committed to standing together and working across party lines to keep this amendment out of Indiana’s constitution. Freedom Indiana’s campaign is strong. And as the start of the legislative session quickly approaches, we can make it even stronger by pitching in to support the grassroots work across the state. Join me in Indianapolis on Wednesday, December 11th as we raise crucial funds and resources to protect Indiana’s constitution. Click here to get your ticket now. Thanks for everything you're doing to stop HJR-6. See you soon, Mary Cheney."

Politico notes that the "freedom for everyone" line is a veiled shot at Liz:

The “freedom for everyone” line mimicked by Liz Cheney’s remark regarding gay marriage in 2009 that “freedom means freedom for everybody.” (She also said at the time that gay nuptials should be a state-to-state issue.) During her Senate campaign in Wyoming, Liz Cheney been vocal about her opposition to gay marriage, opening a very public rift with her sister.


Dan Savage Goes Off on Catholic Priests, Alec Baldwin, and the Cheneys with Bill Maher: VIDEO

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Dan Savage sat down with Bill Maher to talk about "buttloads" of gay stuff, including religious officials, like a priest, who testified in Hawaii that gay marriage will harm children.

Replies Savage:

 "He's confusing children who were raised by gay parents with children who were raped by Catholic priests."

Savage also lays in to Mary Cheney and Heather Poe:

"Mary does a pretty good approximation of evil, however...They're wealthy dykes who until ten minutes ago couldn't give a flying f--k about the rights of same-sex couples in the state where they live or any other state. $2500 check to Mitt Romney in 2012. Voted for Mitt Romney in 2012...Romney was a thousand times worse than Liz and Mary wrote that f--ker a check."

The conversation then moves to Alec Baldwin and his hair-trigger homophobia.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mary Cheney is an 'Intolerant Lesbian Bigot': VIDEO

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Bryan Fischer just wants to make one thing clear - just because Liz Cheney doesn't believe her gay sister is as worthy as the rest of heterosexual humanity to be allowed the right to marry, it is Mary who is the "intolerant lesbian bigot."

That's right, it's the straight people who are being victimized.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Mary Cheney 'Not Supporting Liz's Candidacy' For Wyoming Senate Seat

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In an article titled, "The Race That Broke the Cheney Family," Politico's Jason Zengerle delves into the Cheney family feud that ensued after Liz Cheney, embroiled in a primary challenge for fellow Republican Mike Enzi's Wyoming senate seat, a race she was early on anticipated to win, publicly announced her opposition to same-sex marriage. Liz's sister, Mary, is openly gay and married with children and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, is also notably pro-marriage equality. Politico reports:

Unbeknownst even to some of her closest friends and advisers, [Liz's] newly announced opposition to gay marriage had caused a major rift in the famously close Cheney family, and she and Mary were no longer on speaking terms. Days after we talked it all became public, when, in a series of Facebook posts as devastating as they were surprising, Mary blasted her sister’s stance against marriage equality. “Liz’s position is to treat my family as second class citizens,” Mary wrote. “This isn't like a disagreement over grazing fees or what to do about Iran.” The public rebuke was the first communication between the sisters since August, and soon their parents, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, found themselves dragged into the imbroglio, issuing a statement defending Liz.

But Mary wasn’t done speaking out. In a series of emails to me this week, as the news of her break with her sister spread, Mary wrote, “I’m not supporting Liz’s candidacy.” She later clarified: “By supporting, I mean not working, not contributing, and not voting for (I’m registered in Virginia not Wyoming).” The best she could say of the sister who was once her close friend and confidante was a final postscript: “I am not saying I hope she loses to Enzi.”

As previously reported, one of Mary's most pointed posts on Facebook referenced Liz's comments on Fox News: "Liz - this isn't just an issue on which we disagree - you're just wrong - and on the wrong side of history." Though Mary and Liz were previously close, particularly during their father's tenure as Vice President, both sisters having worked on the 2000 and 2004 campaigns, the question of gay marriage has seemingly torn the fabric that once united the Cheney family: “'It’s very un-Cheney-like for one arm of the family to do something the other part doesn’t know about in the political sphere and cause any degree of heartburn,' says one former adviser to Dick Cheney."


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