May 22, Gay Baiting with the N. Her younger sister, Mary Cheney, married longtime partner Heather Poe last year. Although he was given 90 seconds to respond to Edwards' comments, Dick Cheney responded succinctly, "Well, Gwen, let me simply thank the senator for the kind words he said about my family and our daughter. A poll last week found Mr Enzi leading Ms Cheney by 52 points, but she has until August next year, when the party in Wyoming will vote on who should be its Senate candidate for election in November, to overturn his lead. Archived from the original on August 1,
During the Cheney-Edwards vice-presidential debate, moderator Gwen Ifill directed a question to the Vice President in which his daughter was indirectly mentioned:
Dick Cheney defends daughter Liz in gay marriage fight
Accessed July 19, Can you describe then your administration's support for a constitutional ban on same-sex unions? Both Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry and vice-presidential candidate John Edwards mentioned and praised Cheney's openness with regard to her sexual orientation when questioned regarding gay issues. And you used your family's experience as a context for your remarks. He asked Cheney why she had waited two years after the election to speak publicly about gay marriage and rights, and asked whether she had any input with the Bush administration regarding gay issues.