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Mary Cheney, daughter of former VP, marries longtime partner in D.C.

Friday, June 22, 2012

WASHINGTON — Mary Cheney, daughter of former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, married longtime partner Heather Poe in Washington, D.C. on Friday, the family confirmed.

The two had been in a committed relationship for many years and were delighted that they could take advantage of the “opportunity to have the relationship recognized,” according to a statement released by Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne.

Heather Poe (left) and Mary Cheney

“Very happy to announce that as of this morning, Heather and I are legally married (at least in DC), 20 years to the day after our first date,” Mary Cheney posted on her Facebook page.

Cheney, 43, is a former AOL executive who later moved into political consulting; Poe, 51, is a former park ranger.

The couple met in 1988 and have two children together, a boy born in 2007, and a girl born in 2009.

Same-sex marriage is legal in the District of Columbia and six states — Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.

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22 more reader comments:

  1. good for her!!!

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 3:59pm
  2. homotime!!!

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:00pm
  3. I think that Heather Poe is totally a silver fox!! :P Congrats, Ladies!! <3

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:00pm
  4. :] finally <3

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:00pm
  5. Well done ladies

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:02pm
  6. who cares?

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:03pm
  7. cheney is a two faced bitch, couldn’t care less about her. like father like daughter.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:03pm
  8. I guess she’s really banned from the Republican’t Party now!

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:04pm
  9. We won’t be there until it’s legal in all states, let’s keep the momentum going, and yes a big congrat’s ladies.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:06pm
  10. Congrats to Mary and her partner on their wedding nuptials

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:07pm
  11. I don’t know that I’m happy 4 them. Sure, activly campaign against it for years… until you want one. Mary Cheney is a hypocryte and no friend to the LGBT community.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:07pm
  12. Happy for her, now if we could only fix the ignorance of her father and others who find it their business to be in others personal lives.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:11pm
  13. So

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:16pm
  14. well isn’t that conveniet where was the B when her Paw was freaking screwing the rest of us over? Not all LGBT have her money and can afford the things like paying for healthcare, etc. So now she reaps reward with NO WORK involved… Ya. so Whatever Mary and your azzhole pappy Dick! grrr. One word. Karma.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:18pm
  15. Live long and happy ladies.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 4:55pm
  16. Where was that witch in 2004 when so many states had anti-gay initiatives to get the bigot vote out? She sold out the rights of gays and lesbians for her personal gain; even donating $$ to anti-gay candidates in recent years. Now she decides that she wants the benefits of marriage for herself and her partner, after true patriots fought for her to have that privilege. She’s a true hypocrite and user.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 5:07pm
  17. Considering Mary Cheney’s nuptials is distasteful, to say the least. A less charitable me wants to wish her and her mate all the happiness they have brought to the other members of the LGBT community from the lofty heights of their privileged position.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 5:11pm
  18. how is this important?…she has been/is a sell out….dont give this sorry piece of trash any coverage please. she and her murderer of a father can go to hell as far as i am concerned.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:05pm
  19. Congratulations Mary.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:25pm
  20. whoot all joy to you both.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:30pm
  21. congrats, but why isn’t the Christian right protesting?

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 6:51pm
  22. they look like some stone-cold lesbians, I tell ya.

    Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9:55pm