Cheney’s daughter marries girlfriend

? Sydney Morning Herald

Arch-conservative Dick Cheney’s daughter has got married:

THE former US vice-president Dick Cheney says he is delighted his lesbian daughter has married her long-term partner. Mary Cheney and Heather Poe, who have two children, were married in Washington DC, where gay marriage has been legal since 2010.

“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 recognised,” a Cheney family statement said. “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much-loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.”

The wedding came amid fierce debate about gay marriage, after the President, Barack Obama, came out in favour if it. His likely Republican rival, Mitt Romney, opposes same-sex marriage.

Mary Cheney, 43, confirmed the news on her Facebook page, according to?People?magazine. “Very happy to announce that as of this morning, Heather and I are legally married (at least in DC),” she wrote.