Cheney Family Airs Gay-Marriage Feud on Facebook
Lea Anne McBride, a spokeswoman for Cheney's office, said the vice president and his wife, Lynn, nude "looking forward with eager anticipation" to the baby's birth, which is expected this spring. Mary baby will bring to six the number of grandchildren the vice president has. But the announcement of Cheney's pregnancy, which was first reported on Wednesday by The Washington Post, and her expected status as a same-sex parent, prompted new debate over the administration's positions opposing gay marriage.
Family Pride, a gay rights group, put out a press release Wednesday noting that Mary Cheney's home cheney of Virginia does not recognize same cheney marriages or accord parental rights to same sex couples. InMary Cheney worked on the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign, which was victorious animation nude massage part because of the so-called "values voters" who came to polls in key states to vote on various anti-gay marriage ballot measures.
That year, President George W. Bush voiced strong approval for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, as he did this year, too. View all New York Times newsletters.
Mary Cheney marries longtime partner Heather Poe in Washington, DC, ceremony
But Mary Cheney wrote in mary book published earlier this year that she had considered resigning from the campaign after Bush endorsed the amendment. And, she wrote, her father talked her into staying, arguing that there were other important issues at stake in the campaign. For his part the vice president has telegraphed his own disapproval of the federal marriage ban, saying the matter is best left to states. Cheney's pregnancy is certain to add another wrinkle to the complex relationship between the White House and evangelical Christians, who complained this year that the president was not doing enough to fight for a ban on gay marriage.
The vice president's office nude no comment on the manner of conception. It added that Mary Cheney had no comment of her own on the pregnancy.