Skip to comments.Mary Cheney and Partner Are About to Be Moms
Posted on 12/05/2006 11:04:34 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
Mary Cheney, the vice president's openly gay daughter, is pregnant. She and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, are "ecstatic" about the baby, due in late spring, said a source close to the couple.
It's a baby boom for grandparents Dick and Lynne Cheney: Their older daughter, Elizabeth, went on leave as deputy assistant secretary of state before having her fifth child in July. "The vice president and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth grandchild," spokesman Lea Anne McBride said last night.
Cheney, 37, was a key aide to her father during the 2004 reelection campaign and now is vice president for consumer advocacy at AOL. Poe, 45, a former park ranger, is renovating their Great Falls home.
News of the pregnancy will undoubtedly reignite the debate about gay marriage. During the campaign, Mary Cheney was criticized by gay activists for not being more publicly supportive of same-sex marriage. Her father said people "ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to" but deferred to the president's policy supporting a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. Cheney herself called the proposed amendment "a gross affront to gays and lesbians everywhere" in her book, "Now It's My Turn: A Daughter's Chronicle of Political Life," which was published in May.
Cheney has described her relationship with Poe -- whom she took to last year's White House dinner honoring Prince Charles and Camilla-- as a marriage. The two met in 1988 while playing ice hockey and began dating four years later. They moved from Colorado to Virginia a year ago to be closer to Cheney's family.
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Whose the proud papa?
I hope people here can muster some common decency and show a little of the dignity and class the Cheney family demonstrates.
Aren't you the dreamer.
Sometimes I actually think that posters here are cognizant of the impact of what they write on the majority of voters here in America. But, as you say, I'm a bit of an optimist :-)
I see no dignity in artifical insemination resulting in pregnancy supported by some anonymous seman donar at the clinic. I certainly see no class in that. Decency? Toward what? Lesbians raising children? How do you later in the child's life explain to them that they were artificially conceived by some anonymous donor?
She carries herself with pride & isn't flaunting anything. I do not approve of gays or lesbians but can accept that they have a right to live as they want, but don't push it in our faces. We do NOT have to accept it as normal & those are the kind that really bug me.
Heather has two mommies; it's just wrong.
Not to defend the practice, I think kids, especially boys, need fathers, not two mothers, but how much harder could that be than explaining the usual process?
The same way that all women who have utilized artificial insemination have explained it. I'm not sure it's too very different than later in life explaining to a child that they have no father because he chose not to be a part of their life.
Btw, the dignity I speak of has to do with the entire Cheney family and the way they have conducted themselves during the last six years.
Hopefully Ronald Reagan but a tube on ice waiting for a moment just like this.
Heather Cheney-Reagan For President in 2048!
I think same sex parents are harmful to the memetic development of children. Some studies like ones from a researcher at UVirgina portray a more positive outlook.
Hopefully Ronald Reagan put a tube on ice waiting for a moment just like this.
Heather Cheney-Reagan For President in 204
"Whose the proud papa?"
Let's just pray it isn't David Crosby
Must be difficult for Dick Cheney sometimes.
Even more harmful are welfare layabouts who have 8 kids by eight different guys and not sure who by who.
or kids who have a mom and dad who should have never married or had a kid to start with making the kids life a living hell.
and the examples could go on.
How is this anyone's business except Miss Cheney and her "partner" or whatever we're calling it this week?
I don't want to hear about people's sex lives, unlike most of the lemmings and sheeple in this country, getting their news from E!, People Magazine and Jon Stewart. What happened to the United States of America that I grew up in?
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