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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mary Cheney, Rock On

This just in from CNN.com:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Conservative leaders voiced dismay Wednesday at news that Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Dick Cheney, is pregnant, while a gay-rights group said the vice president faces "a lifetime of sleepless nights" for serving in an administration that has opposed recognition of same-sex couples.

Mary Cheney, 37, and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, 45, are expecting a baby in late spring, said Lea Anne McBride, a spokeswoman for the vice president.

"The vice president and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation" to the arrival of their sixth grandchild, McBride said.

Family Pride, which advocates on behalf of gay and lesbian families, noted that Virginia last month became one of 27 states with a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.

"Unless they move to a handful of less restrictive states, Heather will never be able to have a legal relationship with her child," said Family Pride executive director Jennifer Chrisler.

The couple "will quickly face the reality that no matter how loved their child will be. ... he or she will never have the same protections that other children born to heterosexual couples enjoy," Chrisler said. "Grandfather Cheney will no doubt face a lifetime of sleepless nights as he reflects on the irreparable harm he and his administration have done to the millions of American gay and lesbian parents and their children."



Yup.

2 Comments:

Blogger MCALDWELLC said...

this is a classic case of karma for the VP. My parents are very conservative as well and I once told my dad in the middle of a heated conversation that he would probably come back in another life as a black jewish lesbian in a wheelchair.

he was not amused, but, perhaps, he and Dick Cheney can share a room at the assisted living facility.

12/11/2006 06:12:00 PM  
Blogger MCALDWELLC said...

this is a classic case of karma for the VP. My parents are very conservative as well and I once told my dad in the middle of a heated conversation that he would probably come back in another life as a black jewish lesbian in a wheelchair.

he was not amused, but, perhaps, he and Dick Cheney can share a room at the assisted living facility.

12/11/2006 06:12:00 PM  

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