Mary Cheney marries partner
Mary Cheney in an appearance on CNN's "The Situation Room" in 2006.
June 22nd, 2012
02:04 PM ET
10 years ago

Mary Cheney marries partner

(CNN) - Mary Cheney, the daughter of Dick Cheney, married her longtime partner Heather Poe Friday, according to a statement from the former vice president's office.

"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," Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne wrote in a statement. "Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness."

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The couple married in Washington, D.C., which legalized same-sex marriage in 2009. The pair has two children together – a son Samuel, and a daughter Sarah.

Mary Cheney's sexual orientation was known during her father's first run, in 2000, for vice president, though her family generally declined to discuss her personal life on the campaign trail.

In 2004, Mary Cheney's sexuality was thrust into the spotlight when John Kerry and John Edwards, the Democratic presidential and vice presidential candidates, mentioned her when asked about their stance on same-sex marriages.

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  1. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    @ myviews...

    Since you say you're new to this country I have a general idea WHERE your views come from. Why don't you check out what the likes of Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, or Rick Santorum ALL Republicans feel about gay marriage. Did you know Newt Gingrich has a gay half-sister? Probably not since she says he has dis-owed her. At C-Pac there were groups that didn't even want a group of gay Republicans to even be there less known speak. So tell me WHICH party is more tolerant. Getting your views from FoxNews then posting here on CNN is not always the way to go.

    June 22, 2012 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |

    Great! So when will Lyndsey Grahama come out?

    June 22, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |

    ...that is, Lindsey Graham...

    June 22, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  4. GOP = Greed Over People

    It is easy to see the dick has indeed had a heart transplant!

    June 22, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. Rick in L.A.

    "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." That should say it all, right, America?

    June 22, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
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