Author-activist Dan Savage on Friday
criticized Liz and Mary Cheney during an appearance on Real Time
with Bill Maher.
According to several sources, the
daughters of former vice president Dick Cheney are no longer speaking
to each other.
The animosity between the sisters stems
from Liz's recent remarks repudiating claims that she supports gay
The feud overheated last weekend after
Liz reiterated her opposition during an appearance on Fox News
“Listen, I love Mary very much. I
love her family very much. This is just an issue on which we
disagree,” Liz said.
Mary responded in a Facebook post that
she was “wrong” and “on the wrong side of history.” Mary's
wife, Heather Poe, wrote that she was offended.
Savage reminded host Bill Maher that
Mary has previously donated money to anti-gay politicians and
remained mum in 2004 when Republicans pushed referendums in a number
of states seeking to exclude gay couples from marriage.
“Mary does a pretty good
approximation of evil,” Savage said.
Savage described Mary and her wife
Heather as “wealthy dykes who until 10 minutes ago couldn't give a
flying fuck about the rights of same-sex couples in the state where
they live or any other state.”
“You think this fight would be going
on with the sisters if Dick Cheney were still alive?” Maher asked,
then pretended to be corrected.
“It's funny that you need a Dick to
adjudicate a dispute between a lesbian and a straight sister,”
Savage said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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