Thanksgiving must have been awkward in the Cheney household.
Former vice president Dick Cheney’s daughters haven’t been shy about their opposing views on gay marriage and the ship was rocked once again last week.
Liz Cheney, who is running in the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate in Wyoming, told Fox News that she not only supports a “traditional definition of marriage,” but is also opposed to gay marriage.
Mary Cheney, her younger sister, is married to a woman.
“This is just an issue in which we disagree,” Liz said.
Her sister took to Facebook to respond.
“Liz-this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history,” she wrote.
Her wife, Heather Poe, also expressed her views on the social media site.
“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,” Poe wrote. “To have her now say she doesn’t support our right to marry is offensive to say the least.”
“I can’t help but wonder how Liz would feel if as she moved from state to state, she discovered that her family was protected in one but not the other,” Poe continued, referencing Liz Cheney’s move to Wyoming from Virginia. “I always thought freedom meant freedom for EVERYONE.”
Dick Cheney also endorses same-sex marriage.