From Kevin Jennings:
“This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement.”
Poor Mary. Poor, poor Mary. So deluded. So much in denial.
Mary Cheney, the expecting lesbian daughter of our sitting Vice-President, is about to have a blessed event. She’s right in that such an event is a blessing. She’s crazy if she thinks politics won’t affect the life of her child.
Mary’s daughter is about to be born into a family that, from the point of view of the law, doesn’t exist. She will be born in a state, Virginia, where the Constitution forbids legal recognition of her family. Why? Because of politics.
Kevin, a well-received author, Executive Director of GLSEN and Winston-Salem, NC-native, has a good point: There is no way that politics will not have an affect on this child. Not only is the baby being born into a public, political family, but futhermore, the baby’s life – and the life of Cheney’s entire family – will be affected by a political climate that does not recognize them as such.
It is sad, but it is true.