The Vice President's office confirmed on December 6, 2006, that Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter, Mary Cheney, is expecting her first child with her lesbian partner.
Mary and her lesbian partner consider their arrangement to be a "marriage."
According to the San Francisco Chronicle (Dec. 7, 2006), the Vice President and his wife "issued a statement saying they are 'looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth grandchild.'" When the Vice President told "President Bush of Mary Cheney's pregnancy, 'the President congratulated them and said he is very happy for them.'"
Some conservative Republican groups that oppose same-sex "marriage" and homosexual adoptions were silent or muted. But if a Democratic Vice President were in office, there would be hollering outrage.
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New Oxford Notes: April 2007
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||Posted by: lyricmac
April 03, 2007 01:14 AM EDT
|The closing sentiment in this article suggests a dichotomy of thinking on the part of Mr Cheney. I would contend otherwise.
Some people align themselves with a political school of thought, less because it is good or true, than because it works for them, or because of the company it provides for them to keep. A man whose corporation has profited from defense contracts, upon achieving high political office, is going to be comfortable with a proactive military stance. The same man would be equally adamant in defending his daughter -- perhaps as a matter of honor, but perhaps also one of expediency.
By the same token, an elected official can be both pro-choice and pro-death penalty. In both cases, he deigns to rid society of an inconvenience.
So you see, there is a consistent thread here. What is not consistent is an administration which plays to the "conservatives" among Catholic audiences (such as the recent neo-con love fest known as the "National Catholic Prayer Breakfast"), while continuing funding for stem-cell research and "family planning" programs as a component of foreign aid.
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April 24, 2007 11:34 AM EDT
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