Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) is speaking out about her past opposition to same-sex marriage — a position that previously split her and her sisters relationship.
Speaking about her sister who is married to a woman, Liz Cheney was asked in CBS’ “60 Minutes” interview how she defends her previous opposition to same-sex marriage.
“I was wrong. I was wrong,” Liz Cheney said. “I love my sister very much.”
The lawmaker added that it is a “very personal issue” for her family and she believes her dad was “right.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in 2009 he supported same-sex marriage.
“I think, you know, freedom means freedom for everyone. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish,” he said.
Dick Cheney also said at the time, “I think that’s the way it ought to be handled today, that is, on a state-by-state basis. Different states will make different decisions. But I don’t have any problem with that. I think people ought to get a shot at that.”
During the “60 Minutes” interview, Liz Cheney said, “This is an issue we have to recognize … as human beings that we need to work against discrimination of all kinds.”
Liz Cheney came under fire by her sister in 2013 after the then-Wyoming Senate candidate expressed her belief “in the traditional definition of marriage.”
Watch her remarks below:
“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
Additionally, during the Wyoming lawmaker’s “60 Minutes” interview, she expressed confidence in winning reelection.
“A vote against me in this race, a vote for whomever Donald Trump has endorsed, is a vote for somebody who’s willing to perpetuate the big lie, somebody who’s put allegiance to Trump above allegiance to the Constitution,” she said.
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