Reports & Research

Facts about Mary Cheney’s sexual orientation in U.S. political discourse

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October 14, 2004

Openly lesbian Mary Cheney has received criticism for working for her father Dick Cheney’s anti-gay political campaign.

Here are the facts. Mary Cheney has:

  • Served as an openly gay spokesperson for years;
  • Repeatedly spoken out on lesbian and gay issues;
  • Helped raise significant amounts of money to elect an anti-gay Republican Congress and to help re-elect an anti-gay administration.

The administration she helped elect opposes nondiscrimination laws, hate crimes laws, partner recognition, same-sex marriage, adoption and sex education.