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Mary Cheney Is Expecting

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Now that’s a beautiful thing. Congratulations ladies. I wish you and your partner Heather Poe a happy, healthy pregnancy.

Still, Sullivan talks about the implications

You cannot be a party that sees gay love, marriage and parenthood as the work of Satan and have a vice-presidential family that is busy building a lesbian family as an integral part of it. […] Commiserations to James Dobson, Hugh Hewitt, George Allen, Rick Santorum, Sam Brownback, Mitt Romney, and, of course, George W. Bush, who backed a federal constitutional amendment to strip the daughter of his vice-president of dignity, family and civil rights.

Think this will change anybody’s mind? Don’t count on it. Because apparently, religious groups are already talking about Cheney’s decision…

“Just because you can conceive a child outside a one-woman, one-man marriage doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Love can’t replace a mother and a father.”
– Carrie Gordon Earll, policy analyst for Focus on the Family

“It’s very disappointing that a celebrity couple like this would deliberately bring into the world a child that will never have a father. They are encouraging people who don’t have the advantages they have.”
– Janice Crouse, senior fellow for Concerned Women for America

Personally, I can’t wait for a future where nobody will pay any attention to groups who condemn two people for having a child.

How about you?