The former Vice President’s daughter, Mary, wed her long-time partner today. Mr. and Mrs. Cheney released a lovely statement announcing the news, as The Daily Caller reports:

In a statement provided to TheDC, both the former vice president and his wife, Lynne, said they are “delighted” the couple could have their “relationship recognized.”

“Our daughter Mary and her long time partner, Heather Poe, were married today in Washington, DC,” the Cheneys said.

Poe and Mary Cheney have two children: Cheney gave birth to a son in 2007, and a daughter in 2009. They live together in Virginia.

“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,” the Cheneys said. “Mary and Heather and their children are very important and much loved members of our family and we wish them every happiness.”

“We are all so happy for Heather and Mary and their beautiful kids,” friend and former Cheney adviser Mary Matalin told TheDC. “Happy and moved by the blessing of their commitment and strength.”

Conservative Twitter users echoed the congratulations of Mary Matalin.

This didn’t sit well with the bitter and always angry Left. Instead of being happy for the couple and offering congratulations, the Left instead spouted their usual hate-filled bile.

How classy, enlightened and tolerant!

Look in the mirror, shameless and heartless.

Disgusted. Instead of happy for the couple. These are the actual H8rs.

Bigots, heal thyselves. And try to grow up and enter the real world, instead of living in a caricature-filled one. Get out of your basements and talk to real people.

No, honey. He is further “evolved” on that than The One.

Bingo. They don’t actually care about gay people. They only seek to use them for a political end. The Cheneys recognized this long ago.

Mary Cheney’s sexual orientation has long been known, but she and her family said that it should not be used as political issue throughout her father’s political career.

“This is a baby,” Mary Cheney said in 2007 about her son. “This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be used in a debate by people on either side of an issue. It is my child.”

Exactly. But the Left often sink so low as to reprehensibly use children as political tools. They also continue to try to invent some divide in the Cheney family where none exists.

The Cheneys have always supported their daughter, openly. It seems as if pretty much anyone with a functioning brain would know that. But, hey, it doesn’t suit the bigot narrative, now, does it?

That is hilarious coming from people who try to punitively shame gay people who won’t toe the leftist line.

See, she’s only an “authentic gay person” if she trots herself out as a tool for the left. They aren’t For The Gays ™. They are for using gay people only. Despicable.

Best wishes to Mary, Heather and their beautiful children.

  • CaptainWhitebread

    I wish Mary and Heather the best. The reaction from the left is so typical. The leaders of the left see us all as groups to be manipulated for their own gain.

  • Big__Nate

    Ok, so let me get this straight…er correctly. The Left hates the Right because one of their beefs is same-sex revulsion. OK. Mary Cheney is Gay. Hmm. Mary Cheney gets married to her Gay Lover Heather. K. Mary is still a worthless entity in their eyes and still hate her because because her politics don’t agree with theirs. OK. So no matter what – Republicans cannot do Anything the right way – according to their lofty ideals. Hmm. OK. So…what was the beef again?

    • mhojai

      Exactly…this is another fine example to those Rinos that want to “compromise” with liberals — there is no satisfying their lust for power…everything is merely a means to an end while villifying anyone who would dare to “think” and disagree.

  • Armando

    Did they forgo their gifts to be donated to the Obama campaign?

    • Brian

      How pathetic is that? His campaign is absolutely shameless.

  • Kevin Alderman

    Progressives can’t be bigots..They all have “gay friends”.

  • TroyGates

    Will Obama be happy when one of his daughters turns out gay? Will he support her marriage to another female? Just askin….

  • Pat Bateman

    ROTFL, whoever compiles Twitchy clearly doesn’t get sarcasm 68% of the time.

    • weRbroke

      the trouble with LIBTARD sarcasm is…

      NOBODY can really tell.

    • gekkobear

      Ah yes, all racism, sexism and homophobia from the left is “sarcasm”… even when it clearly isn’t we must pretend it is; because they’re so kind and tolerant it can never be anything else… right?

      When you know it can’t be real, you must find something else it can be… even when that doesn’t fit at all.

      When you guys had Byrd the KKK member in the DNC party for decades; was his being as Klan member in the past “sarcastic” too? Amazing even a KKK membership for DECADES can be “sarcasm” … but it must be, right?

  • Steve Kellmeyer

    Prostitution is legal in Nevada. Homosexual marriage is legal in DC. Slavery used to be legal in the southern states. “Legal” does not equal “moral” or “right” – I can no more wish them happiness than I can, with a straight face, wish them a unicorn. Both are impossible for them in their current situation. But it is legal, no question of that.

    • Paula J Mulvey Noakes

      I understand how you feel, Steve. I can agree with you in the sense that I don’t approve or agree with gay marriage either. I strongly believe that MARRIAGE is between a man and a woman. I don’t have a problem with a civil union, although I still don’t agree with the lifestyle. But I realize I’m in the minority and that I’ll probably get flamed for my opinion. I recently read an excellent blog posting by a man who is gay, who is married to a woman, about his life and his decisions and his marriage. It’s excellent. It helped me understand how a person can be gay and can still make the choice to not live that lifestyle because they believe in the blessings of family. Here it is, if anyone wants to read it.

      • Paula J Mulvey Noakes

        Sorry that you feel the need to dislike a comment about my belief. Hopefully most of the people here on Twitchy are more “tolerant,” unless of course you are a left-wing troll …

  • Heartlander

    I don’t believe in redefining what marriage is anymore than I believe that “redefining” gravity will prevent you from getting killed if you jump off a 30-story building. Regardless of how much personal affection we have toward Mary Cheney or any other person, we can’t change what marriage IS any more than we can change what the law of gravity is.

    Having said that, though, I don’t bear ill will toward Ms. Cheney. I think she’s mistaken but I don’t think she’s evil. (That’s the difference between conservatives and leftists — we can disagree without condemning the other party as totally evil!)

    We’re all flawed, and we all have our blind spots. And sometimes, there’s just mystery…. I firmly believe that artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization are horribly, gravely evil. (Note: Not saying Cheney and Poe are evil; I’m saying what they DID was evil). BUT, now, Cheney’s and Poe’s children are HERE in this world, regardless of how they got here, and God loves them just as much as He does every human being. We are His children. All of which goes to show how God can work good even out of evil things we’ve done.

    It’s a mystery! Healthy, happy, mature human beings ACCEPT that there is mystery in the world, there is paradox, and we’ll never understand it all this side of heaven!

    • gekkobear

      We’ve got a problem, but fixing it is harder than anyone admits.

      The problem is LANGUAGE… yep, that’s what I said. We have a word “marriage” and it means two different things at the same time.

      Lets split them out and give them new names.

      1) Domestic contractual agreement. A simple legal contractual agreement between two adults. There is no other contract anyone claims MUST be between certain genders… the contractual agreement seems to be a non-starter.

      I don’t think anyone gets to declare what contracts I can enter into of my own free will once I am of age of majority.

      2) Handfasting as a religious rite to join two people before their religion and their god. I’m not sure many people think a religions should be FORCED to do anything they don’t want… nor would anyone care.

      But we don’t keep track of these separately, and separating them at this late date would be disastrous. Nobody would accept a separation for “clarification” they’re too used to these being one simple thing when it has been two things for a long time.

      On top of that the Government gives specific benefits to the “marriage” without clarification; and those benefits are very useful to a couple under either situation. I’d say it’s clear these are part of the contract and not the religious rite; but that requires seeing “marriage” as a combination of two separate things.

      Before I can agree or disagree with your ideas on “marriage” I have to know what you mean; and sadly that isn’t clear.

  • Skitshin

    Homosexuality is a mental disorder that should be treated. The last thing we should be doing is encouraging it with legislation.

  • TrenchPressNews

    The REAL Threat to the Sanctity of Marriage (Not Gays)

    Social conservatives distracted by gay marriage are missing the big picture

    Fake conservatives like the Cheney family should not be the issue. It is just as much government’s role to marry someone as it is to Baptize , give Communion, or Bar Mitzvah someone.

    Gay couples are targeting the wrong institution, all for government benefits.

    • Flayer

      Just to give you some information on the true meaning of Bar Mitzvah. It is the coming of age and happens when a Jewish boy turns 13/girl turns 12, whether or not a party is thrown. The boy is now able to approach the Torah and read from it and be counted in the quorum required to open the Torah. Many do have a party, but it is not necessary or required. To reiterate, the boy automatically becomes a Bar Mitzvah when he turns 13 by the Hebrew calendar (Bat Mitzvah for a girl).

  • He_Wei_Jin

    Congratulations to the happy couple and their families.

  • Flayer

    Why do they need “recognition”? From the government?