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FILE - In this July 17, 2013, file photo, Liz Cheney, left, speaks during a campaign appearance in Casper, Wyo., and her sister Mary Cheney, right, is seen in a Dec. 30, 2006, photo attending the funeral for former President Gerald Ford in Washington. Liz Cheney is running in a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Wyoming. She told "Fox News Sunday" on Nov. 17, 2013, she disagrees with her sister Mary Cheney, who is married to Heather Poe, over the topic of same-sex marriage. Mary Cheney responded on Facebook: "You're just wrong." (AP Photo/File)
Parents ‘pained’ as Cheney sisters spar on same-sex marriage
First Published Nov 18 2013 09:23 am • Last Updated Nov 18 2013 02:52 pm

Cheyenne, Wyo. • The parents of Liz Cheney and Mary Cheney are speaking up as their daughters engage in a testy public debate over gay marriage.

Liz Cheney is running in a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Wyoming. She told "Fox News Sunday" she disagrees with her sister Mary Cheney, who is married to a woman, over the topic of same-sex marriage.

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Mary Cheney responded on Facebook: "You’re just wrong."

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, said in a statement Monday that their family has dealt with this issue privately for many years.

They said they are "pained to see it become public."

Liz Cheney says she believes in a "traditional definition" of marriage and states should be allowed to decide the matter for themselves.




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