Mary Cheney Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

CheneybabyMary Cheney and her partner Heather Poe gave birth to a baby boy this morning at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. It is the sixth grandchild for Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne.

The baby’s name is Samuel David Cheney.

Mary Cheney’s partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, will have no legal relationship with the child under Virginia law, according to Jennifer Chisler of Family Pride: “In the state of Virginia, it’s very difficult for lesbian couples to have children together. 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.”

So here’s the official photo released by the White House. Somehow I doubt we’ll see an official photo of Mary and Heather with the baby.

Family Pride is holding a digital baby shower for the Cheney-Poes.

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