Thursday, December 07, 2006

Vice President Cheney's gay daughter pregnant

Vice President Cheney's daughter pregnant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mary Cheney, the gay daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, is pregnant, the vice president's office said on Wednesday.

Mary Cheney, 37, and her longtime partner are expecting their first child.

"The Vice President and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth grandchild," said Megan McGinn, a spokeswoman for the vice president.

She declined to provide further details. The Washington Post said the baby was due in late spring.

Mary Cheney was a key aide to her father during the 2004 presidential campaign, and was hired last year as an executive for America Online.

She expressed opposition earlier this year to a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

The measure, backed by President George W. Bush, failed to pass in Congress.