Liz Cheney Says She Was ‘Wrong’ In Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

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Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, seen here during a July 27 hearing on Capitol Hill, said in a CBS 60 Minutes interview that she was wrong for her earlier opposition to same-sex marriage.

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«It’s a very personal issue, and very personal for my family. I believe that my dad was right,» Cheney told CBS’ Lesley Stahl, adding that she and her sister have «had that conversation.»

In a Facebook post in response to the interview, Mary Cheney praised her sister.

«It took a ton of courage to admit that she was wrong back in 2013 when she opposed marriage equality. That is something few politicians would ever do,» Cheney wrote.

Cheney, who is facing a tough reelection bid due to her opposition to former President Trump, went on to describe a recent event where a young woman expressed to Cheney that she doesn’t feel safe because she’s transgender.

«This is an issue that we have to recognize, you know, as human beings — that we need to work against discrimination of all kinds in our country, in our state,» Cheney said. «Nobody should feel unsafe. Freedom means freedom for everybody.»

Despite her evolving stance on LGBTQ rights, Cheney voted in February against the Equality Act, legislation that would have amended the 1964 Civil Rights Act to explicitly prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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