Alex Blaze


Filed By Alex Blaze | May 23, 2007 4:34 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Mary Cheney


Mary Cheney's baby was just born.

From CNN:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's family keeps growing.

His daughter Mary gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday at a hospital in the nation's capital, the White House announced.

Samuel David Cheney was born to Mary and her partner Heather Poe, at 9:46 a.m. ET. He weighed in at 8 lbs., 6 ounces.

Mary, who is openly gay, has been very involved in recent years in her father's political career.

This is the sixth grandchild for the Vice President and his wife Lynne.

UPDATE: Here are a few responses.

From John at Americablog:

Check out the official White House photo [in Bil's post above]. I believe it's traditional for at least one of the first baby photos to be with the parents, not the grandparents. Or are we again trying to hide the fact that baby Cheney has two mommies?

From Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of Family Pride:

We join the community of American families headed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents in congratulating Mary Cheney and Heather Poe on the birth of their son, Samuel David Cheney. Vice President Cheney's newborn grandson and his two mothers put yet another face on our families for the American public. We wish the family the best and will continue our efforts to advocate for full equality for all American families.

From World Net Daily:

According to reports, Mary's homosexual partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, "will have no legal relationship with her child. She can't adopt as a second parent. She won't have her name on the birth certificate."

From Andrew Sullivan:

It's such an important Christian value to keep a child vulnerable, isn't it? And to stigmatize and discriminate against one of his moms.

More updates as more reactions roll in.

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