Monday, November 18, 2013

Marriage Equality Debate Within the Cheney Family

Given our discussion on marriage equality today, I thought this article about the public conflict between Liz and Mary Cheney (daughters of Dick Cheney) would be of some interest:
Liz Cheney's Sisterly Homophobia Ruins the Cheney Family Thanksgiving (Note: this is a Jezebel article, meaning it has a very liberal slant with some humor.)

For context, Liz Cheney is currently a Senate candidate and Mary Cheney is married to a woman named Heather Poe. In a recent Fox News interview, Liz said she does not support marriage equality, but, as an aside, said: "Listen, I love Mary very much. I love her family very much. This is just an issue on which we disagree."

Until reading this article, I hadn't realized that I subconsciously assumed that political families have generational disagreements about marriage equality (as in, parents conflicting with their children). I thought this was a compelling, though very upsetting, example of discord between siblings in the public eye.

1 comment:

  1. Here's the New York Times report on the dispute between Liz and Mary Cheney over marriage equality:

    And here's Frank Bruni's op-ed on "Cheney Family Values":