He has been cited as the most powerful vice president in American history. Cheney was born in Lincoln, Nebraska , and grew up in Casper, Wyoming. He began his political career as an intern for Congressman William A. Steiger , eventually working his way into the White House during the Nixon and Ford administrations. He served as White House chief of staff from to
Dick Cheney & Gay Marriage: Views & Support
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Tears or no, the feud Vice dramatizes in the Cheney family over Mary Cheney's sexual orientation was very much real. Here, according to previous PEOPLE reports, other news accounts and statements from the Cheneys themselves, is the true story behind their fight, the crux of which was love — familial and romantic. Growing up, the Cheney daughters were a vivacious and personable duo: together on the road, handing out pamphlets and swag at campaign events. While a junior in high school, Mary came out to her family as gay.
Log in or sign up to add this lesson to a Custom Course. Log in or Sign up. During that time, Cheney exercised a great degree of influence over American politics.
She is politically conservative and is involved with a number of political action groups. In , she was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the U. Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case.