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Mary Cheney to world: Stay outta my uterus-based business, yo!

by Jeremy Hooper

LesbianespectYesterday while speaking on a panel at NYC's Barnard College, Mary Cheney broke her silence in regards to her pregnancy. The NY Times quotes Cheney as saying:

When Heather and I decided to have a baby, I knew it wasn’t going to be the most popular decision,” Ms. Cheney said, referring to her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe. She then gestured to her middle — any bulge disguised by a boxy jacket — and asserted: “This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be used in a debate, on either side of a political issue. It is my child.

And as for naysayers like James Dobson who've pooh-poohed her decision to have a child, Mary is quoted as responding:

Every piece of remotely responsible research that has been done in the last 20 years has shown there is no difference between children raised by same-sex parents and children raised by opposite-sex parents; what matters is being raised in a stable, loving environment.

You tell em, Mare! The important thing is that your child is happy, healthy, and non-supportive of politicians who oppose their or their parents' equality. Since every mother learns from her past mistakes and tries to keep her children from making the same fumbles, we're confident your child will staunchly resist your father's supporters if and when they try and take away his/her bottle, pacifier, favorite blanket, or legal connection to his/her non-biological parent.

Wait, what's that? Conservatives have already worked to ensure that the whole "legal connection to the non-bioligcal parent" thing will remain a non-reality for the child of gay parents? Oh.
Well, in that case, let's hope the kid's first words are: "Momma, we gotta have a talk about grandpa's friends..."

Mary Cheney Publicly Defends Her Pregnancy [NY TImes]
(H/t: Queerty)

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Your thoughts

"This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be used in a debate, on either side of a political issue. It is my child."

IOW, "Stop asking me how I reconcile my political party's stance against my sexual orientation because I don't have a good answer."

Caught you tonight on "In The Life." Rock on!

Posted by: Oedi | Feb 2, 2007 4:05:29 AM

I'm so tired of hearing that gays shouldn't and can't raise children. My partner and I hosted his then 18 year old nephew for almost a year at our house. What came to us was a kid who dropped out of school at 14, hung around his mother's house for four years while his step-brother dealt heroin in the next room. At 17, the kid was a stoner (turned onto it by his mother), didn't know how to put a stamp on an envelope, was being sued for unpaid bills, etc. He was a mess. In the space of a year with us, he got a GED, had a good job as a chef's assistant, prospects for cooking school with a scholarship from his boss, $3000 bucks in the bank, and a vocabulary.
What kids need are parents who care enough to see that they have an education, love, and a nuturing environment.

Damn, why don't people see this!!!

Posted by: Seth and Greg | Feb 4, 2007 8:56:55 AM

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