The Daily Caller reports that on Friday morning, Mary Cheney, the openly-gay daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has married her long time partner Heather Poe. The wedding took place in Washington, D.C., and in a statement provided to The Daily Caller, the former VP and his wife, Lynne, expressed delight that the couple could have their “relationship recognized.”
“Mary and Heather have been in a committed relationship for many years, and we are delighted that they were able to take advantage of the opportunity to have that relationship recognized,” the Cheneys said. “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.”
Mary Cheney’s sexual orientation became a national issue when she took flak for supporting the George W. Bush administration despite its stance on gay marriage. Despite his avowed conservatism, her former VP father has openly endorsed gay marriage, lobbying for it recently in the state of Maryland.
Cheney and Poe have two children together. “This is a baby,” Mary Cheney told Glamour Magazine in 2007 about her son Samuel. “This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be used in a debate by people on either side of an issue. It is my child.”
We at Mediaite would like to extend our congratulations to the newly-weds!
(H/T The Daily Caller)
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