… they had to go to DC, because their home state of Virginia is run by the most neanderthal group of Republican reactionaries in the country. Whom Mary's father, Dick Cheney, strongly supports.
The amazing thing about Dick Cheney is that he is actually given credit at this point for defending his own daughter's right to marry. But neither he nor Mary has lifted a finger to help advance the cause or make the case, when either one could have transformed the debate. The family is parasitic on the courage of others – and utterly without principle in their enmeshment with power.