Mary Cheney and Partner Are About to Be Moms.
By Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts,
Wednesday, December 6, 2006.
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
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
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. In an interview with the Post
six months ago, when asked if she and Poe wanted children, Cheney
said that was a "conversation I think I should have with Heather
In November, Virginia voters passed a state constitutional amendment
banning gay marriage and civil unions; state law is unclear on
whether Poe could have full legal rights as a parent of Cheney's
child. The circumstances of the pregnancy will remain private, said
the source close to the couple. This is the first child for both.
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