Dick Cheney has asked Wyoming voters to remember that his daughter Liz has always opposed same-sex marriage, no matter how nice she may have been over the years to his other daughter, Mary, who is same-sex married. Liz Cheney "has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage," the former vice-president said in a statement Monday seemingly designed to cool a public family dispute over the issue. The family feud became public Sunday when Liz, who is running for a Wyoming Senate seat, said on Fox News that she believed in "the traditional definition of marriage. No family spat is helped by national media attention.
The True Story Behind the Cheney Family Feud Over Gay Marriage and Cheney's Gay Daughter
Dick Cheney Actively Supports Gay Marriage (in Non-Election Years) - The Atlantic
The inter-Cheney war over gay marriage hasn't ended just yet. Former vice president Dick Cheney — torn between one daughter's love and the other's ambitions — issued a statement on Monday that landed heavily on the side of the latter. Liz Cheney is running for Senate in Wyoming, a state that, as of July, opposed gay marriage by a wide margin. Over the weekend, as we reported , she and her sister Mary — an out and married gay woman — got in a public dispute over Liz's rejection of legalized same-sex marriage on a Fox News broadcast. Last month, Dick Cheney was content to have his daughters "speak for themselves," as he told CNN's Jake Tapper at the time, clearly not willing to go much further.
Cheney at odds with Bush on gay marriage
March 15, -- intro: Public opinion on same-sex marriage has shifted rapidly in recent years. Here is a look at some of the most high-profile politicians who have changed their opinions on the issue in the past decade. In an interview with CBS News in , Clinton spoke of her opposition to same-sex marriage but said she was in favor of civil unions.
Tears or no, the feud Vice dramatizes in the Cheney family over Mary Cheney's sexual orientation was very much real. The conflict, which fractured the notoriously close family five years ago, is back in the spotlight thanks to the film, which has drawn serious awards notice and is likely to keep the Cheneys in the headlines through the Oscars. Here, according to previous PEOPLE reports, other news accounts and statements from the Cheneys themselves, is the true story behind their fight, the crux of which was love — familial and romantic. Growing up, the Cheney daughters were a vivacious and personable duo: together on the road, handing out pamphlets and swag at campaign events. While a junior in high school, Mary came out to her family as gay.