Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming said Sunday that she was wrong for opposing same-sex marriage eight years ago, a position that drove a wedge between her and her sister, who is gay, and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney.
“I was wrong. I was wrong,” Cheney told CBS News’ Lesley Stahl during a “60 Minutes” profile. “I love my sister very much. I love her family very much. And I was wrong. It’s a very personal issue and very personal for my family. I believe that my dad was right. And my sister and I have had that conversation.”
“I was not expecting that,” Stahl replied.
“I was wrong. I was wrong.” says Rep Liz Cheney about condemning same-sex marriage in 2013, a position that caused a split with her sister Mary, who is married to a woman. Rep Cheney says the sisters are now reconciled. “I love my sister very much.” https://t.co/EwRrkWDcT8 pic.twitter.com/KEdlqibZoJ
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 26, 2021
Cheney publicly opposed same-sex marriage in 2013 during her unsuccessful primary challenge of former Republican Sen. Mike Enzi. She then said that while she loved her family and sister “very much,” saying same-sex marriage is “just an issue on which we disagree.” (RELATED: George Bush Headlining Fundraiser For Liz Cheney)
But Cheney’s sister, Mary, replied directly on Facebook. “Liz – this isn’t just an issue on which we disagree you’re just wrong – and on the wrong side of history.”
“I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish,” he added.
Cheney echoed her father Sunday, telling Stahl that “freedom means freedom for everybody.”
“This is an issue that we have to recognize, you know, as human beings, that we need to work against discrimination of all kinds in our country, in our state,” she said.
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