Bil Browning

Dan Savage vs the Cheneys

Filed By Bil Browning | November 24, 2013 5:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: Bill Maher, Dan Savage, gay marriage, Liz Cheney, marriage equality, Mary Cheney, same-sex marriage

On Friday night, Dan Savage took the hot seat on Bill Maher's show and roasted Liz and Mary Cheney over their squabble over same-sex marriage. He said what needed to be said, but everyone kept pussyfooting around.

Mary Cheney doesn't deserve our sympathy. She made that bed, drew the covers up tight, and tucked her widdlebitty family in all snug.

To recap the story: Liz is running for the Senate from Wyoming and said she didn't support same-sex marriage. Mary and her partner Heather took to Facebook to lambast Liz for her statements. Mommy and Daddy Cheney weighed in to tout Liz's "compassion," and Mary took to Politico to say she wasn't "supporting" her sister's campaign with either her time or money.

Best line from the interview? Savage: "It's funny that you need a Dick to adjudicate a dispute between a lesbian and straight sister."

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