Mary Cheney is a lesbian. Openly lesbian.
Mary Cheney is involved in a long-term relationship with her partner Heather Poe, and they have two children together.
And, like all gay and lesbian Americans, Mary Cheney doesn’t not reap the benefits rewarded heterosexual couples in America. Yet, unlike gay and lesbian Americans, Mary Cheney supports candidates who openly seek to deny gay and lesbian Americans the right to marry.
Mary Cheney donated money to the campaign of Kelly Ayotte, a Republican candidate for Senate in New Hampshire, who has said that she is “against same-sex marriage and believes marriage is between a man and a woman.” And Mary Cheney does not even live in New Hampshire. She and her girlfriend–I won’t use the term wife because, really, I can’t– live in Virginia.
So, why is a lesbian from Virginia supporting an anti-marriage equality candidate in New Hampshire?
Yeah, that’s the question I’d like answered, especially since she told People magazine in 2006: “I am in favor of legalized same-sex marriage.”
So, what happened Mary? Change your mind, didja?
Well, that’s your right, I suppose, but why? Why as a gay women, with a partner, and children, do you seek to fund candidates who would deny you and your partner the same rights you’d see if you happened to swing the heterosexual way?
I suppose because you’ve done it before, and will no doubt do it again.
Just this past June, the St. Petersburg Times reported Mary Cheney’s involvement with a group called the Alliance For America’s Future, who is working to elect Bill McCollum as Florida’s next governor. Yes, this is the same Bill McCollum, who as Attorney General sought to ensure that gay adoption was outlawed in the state.
And just a year ago, Mary Cheney gave $1,000 to Republican Senate candidate Rob Portman, who as a congressman voted to ban gay marriage and deny same-sex couples the right to adopt children. Records also show that, in June, Mary Cheney gave $1000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee, which is responsible for funding and supporting GOP House candidates, the overwhelming majority of which oppose same-sex marriage.
Mary, you’re an asshat. It’s hard enough fighting the religious zealots and the political wingnuts, and the pastors and the haters and the Bible thumpers, and the Constitutionally-ill-informed, for our rights, but to fight one of our own?
You are truly, truly a sad, despicable woman.