Mary Cheney married longtime partner Heather Poe in a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 22.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney and wife Lynne released a statement to the Daily Caller: “Our daughter Mary and her longtime partner, Heather Poe, were married today in Washington, DC. 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 recognized. Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.”
Mary Cheney – who was born in Madison, Wis. – posted on Facebook: “Very happy to announce that as of this morning, Heather and I are legally married (at least in DC), 20 years to the day after our first date.”
Same-sex couples can marry in D.C. and six states – Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. Voters will decide in November whether gay marriage will be legal in Washington state, Maryland and Maine.
Cheney, Poe and their kids live in Virginia.
Dick Cheney, in February, encouraged Republicans in Maryland to support the gay marriage bill.