Liz Cheney says she was wrong to oppose gay marriage: 'Freedom means freedom for everybody'

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Rep. Liz Cheney appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday, where the Wyoming Republican expressed regret for her past opposition to same-sex marriage. Cheney’s sister, Mary, is gay, and her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, came out in support of gay marriage years ago, after leaving office.

“I was wrong. I was wrong. I love my sister very much. I love her family very much. And I was wrong,” Cheney said. “It’s a very personal issue, very personal for my family. I believe that my dad was right, and my sister and I have had that conversation.”

A shocked Leslie Stahl responded, “Wow, I was not expecting that.”

This new stance may not help Cheney politically, as she has become a pariah within the Republican Party due to her vocal opposition to former President Trump’s lies about the election, but she has come to realize that the LGBTQ community deserves the same freedoms as everyone else.

“We have to recognize, as human beings, that we need to work against discrimination of all kinds, in our country, in our state,” Cheney said. “We were at an event a few nights ago, and there was a young woman who said she doesn't feel safe sometimes because she's transgender, and nobody should feel unsafe. Freedom means freedom for everybody.”

60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on CBS.

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