Or so the rhetoric would have you believe. From the Washington Post:
Mary Cheney, the vice president's openly gay daughter, is pregnant. She and her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, are "ecstatic" about the baby, due in late spring, said a source close to the couple.So either Lea Anne McBride is lying about what Dick Cheney thinks or the Vice President of the United States is a full-on supporter of the Gay Agenda! He wants every American family to be DESTROYED by evil sodomites! Oh, God, Dick Cheney think Homosexuals should be able to raise children - the ultimate child abuse - he's EVIL! THE CHILDREN, THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
It's a baby boom for grandparents Dick and Lynne Cheney: Their older daughter, Elizabeth, went on leave as deputy assistant secretary of state before having her fifth child in July. "The vice president and Mrs. Cheney are looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth grandchild," spokesman Lea Anne McBride said last night.
Ok, snark aside, it amazes me that Dick Cheney can see how the rhetoric and agenda of his party, the one in which he is second in command, affects his daughter and not be disgusted with the hatred and bigotry and political opportunism at the expense of people like Mary Cheney.
Even more alarming, Mary Cheney herself has been a strong and devoted supporter of a party that seeks to demean her, strip her of her rights and her equality, and make her a second class citizen.
Of course Mary Cheney doesn't have to worry about any of this for the same rich people don't have to worry about abortion being banned. If you have money and you want an abortion, a safe one will be available to you - either in Canada or from a private doctor. Only the poor will suffer.
Mary Cheney has enough money to not have to worry about whether her partner has parental rights. She can afford lawyers to make sure that everything will work out. It's just poor people that get screwed.
I'd like to take an opportunity to wish Mary Cheney well. I hope that she and the baby are happy and healthy. I just also hope that this experience will make her wonder what kind of country her party is creating for her child...
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