• Newsletters
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
°
Monday, September 25, 2017
View complete forecast
News-Sentinel.com Your Town. Your Voice.

Dick Cheney's daughter boosting Indiana amendment foes

In this Dec. 30, 2006, file photo, Mary Cheney, daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and her partner Heather Poe, attend the funeral of former President Gerald R. Ford in the Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington. The dispute roiling one of the most prominent families in the Republican Party highlights a central factor in the growing acceptance of legal same-sex marriage: Knowing someone who’s gay. Mary Cheney is married to a woman and also the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney and sister to Liz Cheney, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate from Wyoming. Mary’s father has said he supports legal gay marriage in states where it is recognized. Since mounting her bid, Liz Cheney has said she opposes gay marriage. (Associated Press file photo)
In this Dec. 30, 2006, file photo, Mary Cheney, daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, left, and her partner Heather Poe, attend the funeral of former President Gerald R. Ford in the Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington. The dispute roiling one of the most prominent families in the Republican Party highlights a central factor in the growing acceptance of legal same-sex marriage: Knowing someone who’s gay. Mary Cheney is married to a woman and also the daughter of former vice president Dick Cheney and sister to Liz Cheney, who is running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate from Wyoming. Mary’s father has said he supports legal gay marriage in states where it is recognized. Since mounting her bid, Liz Cheney has said she opposes gay marriage. (Associated Press file photo)
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.The Associated Press
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 08:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS — Opponents of placing Indiana's gay marriage ban in the state constitution are looking for a shot in the arm from the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney.Mary Cheney will speak to supporters of Freedom Indiana during a fundraiser Wednesday evening in Indianapolis. She's married to another woman and travels the nation supporting gay marriage.

Mary Cheney recently had a public clash over the issue with her sister, who is running to unseat Republican Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi. Liz Cheney reaffirmed last month that she opposes gay marriage.

Indiana lawmakers will take up the question next month of whether the state constitution should be amended to limit marriage to being between one man and one woman. If approved, the amendment would face a statewide referendum in November 2014.

Comments

News-Sentinel.com reserves the right to remove any content appearing on its website. Our policy will be to remove postings that constitute profanity, obscenity, libel, spam, invasion of privacy, impersonation of another, or attacks on racial, ethnic or other groups. For more information, see our user rules page.
comments powered by Disqus