Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 12 / 22 March 2018

It’s a boy for Mary Cheney

Mary Cheney, the out lesbian daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, delivered a baby boy this morning at Washington’s Sibley Hospital, the Washington Post reported.

The baby, named Samuel David Cheney, weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and will be raised by Cheney and her longtime partner, Heather Poe. He is the sixth grandchild for Vice President Cheney and his wife, Lynne.

Cheney, 38, was a key aide to her father during the 2004 re-election campaign, and she is now vice president for consumer advocacy at AOL. Cheney and Poe live in Virginia, where voters passed a state constitutional amendment last year banning gay marriage and civil unions. According to the Post, state law is unclear on whether Poe could have full legal rights as a parent of Cheney’s child.

Cheney has not spoken to the LGBT press since her father became vice president seven years ago. She has been criticized by some gay rights advocates for largely remaining silent on the issue of same-sex marriage. She wrote a book earlier this year in which she revealed she opposes a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

— Cynthia Laird, May 23, 2007 @ 2:16 pm PST
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