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Cheney did not attend his daughter’s wedding

You know what they say about actions speaking louder than words.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was part of an administration  that supported the Federal Marriage Amendment, a proposed amendment to the US Constitution that would have limited marriage to heterosexual couples.

Then on 2009, one year after leaving office, Cheney comes out in favor of same-sex marriage.

He happens to have a daughter who is a lesbian.

That daughter, Mary Cheney, married her longtime partner, Heather Poe, in Washington DC last month.

Mary let the world know via Facebook post.

What we did not know until today was that her parents were not at the wedding.

During an interview made public today, ABC News asked Dick Cheney how his daughter’s wedding was.

‘I’m sure it was fine,’ Cheney said. ‘We wished them well.  She wanted to avoid having it be a media circus or having it become part of the political debate. And so Lynn and I were very proud and happy and congratulated them.  They’ve been an important part of the family for a long time.  Provided us with two of our seven grandkids.’

What do you think? Readers weigh in!

Read more about Cheney’s ABC interview over at Gay Star News.

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5 Remarks

  1. Um… 2009 was one year after Cheney’s leaving office, not 9.

  2. Um …. thanks Al! Fixed it.

  3. Family values, indeed.

  4. July 31st, 2012 at 6:46 am
    RichB in PS says:

    If I recall there was something about the Grinch’s heart being too small… This may be the best and worst example that the sizes of the brain and the heart. I wonder if the donor for the transplanted heart is wishing for a ‘do over’.

  5. He can make any excuse…He could have been there.

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