Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Who's Your Daddy?

I loves me a baby story:

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.


News of the pregnancy will undoubtedly reignite the debate about gay marriage. During the campaign, Mary Cheney was criticized by gay activists for not being more publicly supportive of same-sex marriage. Her father said people "ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to" but deferred to the president's policy supporting a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages. Cheney herself called the proposed amendment "a gross affront to gays and lesbians everywhere" in her book, "Now It's My Turn: A Daughter's Chronicle of Political Life," which was published in May.

Called it a gross affront, and then proceeded to do exactly what she was doing, which was work for and vote for a party whose hobby is treating her like a third-class citizen. Forgive my unimpressed skepticism, and good luck jumping through the extra hoops required to make sure the kid and parents all have the same rights as every other kid and parents.

Plus, you know, why can't it ever be a couple of really hot chicks taking this step? Can't, say, Katherine Heigl and Eliza Dushku hook up? More importantly, can I watch?

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