Mary Cheney and her longtime partner, Heather Poe, have tied the knot. The two got married Friday morning in Washington, D.C., where same-sex marriage is currently legal.
The conservative site, The Daily Caller, was the first to report the good news. Daddy Dick issued a statement saying "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."
Dick changed his views on gay marriage AFTER he was out of the White House. It seems he's not the only one to do a one eighty on this issue.
David Blankenhorn, a previous California Prop 8 opposer, recently wrote an op-ed piece in the New York Times that everyone should read.
Blankenhorn has given up the fight against gay marriage. He makes several good points in his op-ed, one being that he had hoped the "fight" against gay marriage would lead to stronger heterosexual marriages. He says it has not. He says, "With each passing year, we see higher and higher levels of unwed childbearing, nonmarital cohabitation and family fragmentation among heterosexuals," which makes the case for the argument that married heterosexuals fear that married homosexuals will make them look bad.
Both Dick Cheney and David Blankenhorn are educated men. Both have endorsed anti-gay marriage legislation. Both have now come to see the light. If these two men, both with strong convictions, can see the need for equality, why can't the everyday, average conservative? Is it ignorance? Hatred? Fear?
"Whatever one's definition of marriage, legally recognizing gay and lesbian couples and their children is a victory for basic fairness," says Blankenhorn.