Mary Cheney has said she is “proud” of her sister, Representative Liz Cheney, for admitting that she had done wrong in opposing gay marriage in the past.
Liz Cheney told an interviewer on CBS News on Sunday 60 minutes That she had changed her mind about the issue, saying she was “wrong”.
He also revealed that he and his sister, Mary, who has been married to wife Heather Poe since 2012, had healed their rift over their former stance.
Written by Mary Cheney Facebook: “I love my sister very much and I am very proud of her. It took a lot of courage to admit that she was wrong in 2013 when she opposed marriage equality. She continued: “It’s something few politicians will ever do. I have nothing but respect and admiration for the strength of character she continues to show on a daily basis.”
Mary Cheney seemingly couldn’t help but joked: “And as for her sister – I have one more thing to say … I told you.”
The issue of same-sex marriage famously caused a family dispute among the Cheneys. Liz Cheney separated from her family in 2013 by opposing gay marriage before a failed Senate bid. His father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, voiced his support for same-sex marriage in 2009.
Liz Cheney’s objections lead to a rift with her sister. Mary Cheney’s wife Heather Poe wrote on Facebook at the time that Liz Cheney’s position was offensive: “I always thought freedom meant freedom for everyone.”
In a Sunday interview, Liz Cheney said her opposition to same-sex marriage was a mistake.
“I was wrong. I was wrong,” she said. “It is a very personal issue – and very personal to my family. I believe my father was right. And my sister and I have had that conversation… Freedom means freedom for all.”
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