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Cheney sisters spar on same-sex marriage

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A disagreement about same-sex marriage within former Vice President Dick Cheney's family is spilling into the public.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, accompanied by his daughter Liz Cheney in 2011. AP File Photo.

Daughter Liz Cheney, who is running in a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Wyoming, told "Fox News Sunday" she disagrees with her sister Mary Cheney, who is married to a woman, over the role of same-sex marriage. Mary Cheney responded on Facebook: "You're just wrong."

Liz Cheney, a former State Department official and co-author of her father's memoirs, is challenging incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi, a fellow Republican. Liz Cheney wants to win over conservatives in her primary scheduled for next August, and same-sex marriage has become an issue in her campaign.

The former vice president says he supports same-sex marriage in states that sanction it.

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