“Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree, you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history.”

Mary Cheney, to her sister Liz Cheneya candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming. They disagreed on the issue of same-sex marriage, the New York Times reports.

Keep in mind, their father, Dick Cheney, tried to get an amendment to the Constitution to stop his own lesbian daughter from enjoying marriage equality.

Treating your own daughter as a second class citizen is Conservative “High Score”.

Mary’s wife Heather Poe‘s comments were more personal:

“Liz has been a guest in our home, has spent time and shared holidays with our children, and when Mary and I got married in 2012 – she didn’t hesitate to tell us how happy she was for us. To have her say she doesn’t support our right to marry is offensive to say the least.”

(via liberalsarecool)

Someone’s not getting invited to Thanksgiving dinner



Dick Cheney supports marriage equality, both when he was in office as US Vice President and since.

NBC article from 2004, reporting on Cheney upsetting the apple cart among the GOP because he went stumping for marriage equality:

NY Daily News article, 2012, on how Cheney’s vote for legalization of same-sex marriage in Maryland was the tipping vote to pass the measure:

Making assumptions about people based on their political affiliation: doesn’t work when conservatives do it.  Doesn’t work any better when liberals do it.

It’s a bizarre world where hyper-conservative powerhouses like the Cheneys are the ones rattling the GOP’s bars on an issue like this, but hey.  LGBT folks, meet your best allies in the Republican party.

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