Mary Cheney gives birth to second child

ABC News reports Mary Cheney, former Vice President Dick Cheney’s lesbian daughter, had her second child this morning at Sibley Hospital in Washington, DC.

Sarah Lynne Cheney was born at 8:17 a.m., weighing 6lbs., 14 oz. Her parents are Mary and her partner of 18 years, Heather Poe. The couple’s first child, Samuel David Cheney, was born in May 2007.

10/7/2009
Mary Cheney pregnant with second child

Kate Klonick reports for True/Slant that Mary Cheney [pictured left], the former vice president’s daughter, and her long-time partner, Heather Poe [pictured right], are expecting their second child.

“Close friends were informed that she was expecting a second child about four months ago and she is now visibly showing her pregnancy…”

Despite her sexual orientation, Cheney has remained a supporter of conservative politics – including her father’s campaigns. She has been relatively quiet since 2004 – even staying silent on the Bush Administration’s Federal Marriage Amendment.

8/31/2009
Lesbian mom Mary Cheney gives $1,000 to anti-gay Senate hopeful

Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of former VP Dick Cheney, has donated $1,000 to Rob Portman, a Congressional candidate from Ohio who believes she should not be able to adopt children or marry her partner:

The Raw Story: “Cheney, 40, has a two-year old son with her partner of 17 years, Heather Poe. The donation to former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH) was made in May. Portman is seeking the Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) when he retires in 2011….As an Ohio congressman, Portman voted yes on banning gay adoptions in the District of Columbia in 1999. He also voted in favor of a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage in 2004. Portman’s opposition to same-sex marriage is particularly salient, because both of his potential Democratic challengers favor its legalization. Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner reaffirmed her backing for gay marriage in a posting at The Huffington Post in June, and a spokesman for Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher announced that he’d reversed his opposition the same month. Robert Paduchik, Portman’s campaign manager, told the Columbus Dispatch in June that the erstwhile congressman still opposes same-sex marriage. ‘Rob Portman has always believed that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman,’ Paduchik said.”

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