Dick and Lynne Cheney Issue Statement about Liz Cheney’s Same-Sex Marriage Views

by Katrina Trinko

Wyoming GOP Senate candidate Liz Cheney has been in the hot seat since she said Sunday that she did not agree with her lesbian sister, Mary Cheney, on the issue of same-sex marriage. 

“I love Mary very much. I love her family very much. This is just an issue on which we disagree,” Liz Cheney told Fox News Sunday. In response, Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, criticized Liz Cheney on Facebook posts. “Liz — this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree — you’re just wrong — and on the wrong side of history,” wrote Mary Cheney.

Former vice president Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, issued a statement today addressing the family argument. “This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained to see it become public,” wrote the Cheneys.

“Since it has, one thing should be clear. Liz has always believed in the traditional definition of marriage,” the couple added. “She has also always treated her sister and her sister’s family with love and respect, exactly as she should have done. Compassion is called for, even when there is disagreement about such a fundamental matter and Liz’s many kindnesses shouldn’t be used to distort her position.”