Not that there's anything wrong with it. Oh yeah, there is something wrong with it, at least according to Dick Cheney and George Bush. They tried to pass a constitutional amendment forever taking away the rights of Mary Cheney, her lesbian partner Heather Poe, and their soon to be born baby boy.
From the Wash Post:
It'll be a boy for Mary Cheney! Her dad revealed the gender of his future grandchild yesterday during an interview with ABC News Radio.But of course each family can't decide, Dick, because you and your president have enabled the very people who hate your daughter and you grandson, people who want to make her a political football, and a very second-class football at that. Heck of a grandpa you turned out to be, Dick.
"I'm delighted I'm about to be a grandparent for the sixth time," said Dick Cheney. "I'm looking forward to the arrival of a new grandson." The veep confirmed that the baby is due next month; this will be the first child for Mary and partner Heather Poe, and the third grandson for the Cheneys.
But he wasn't touching the question about the same-sex family's legal standing. "I think each state ought to have the capacity to decide how they want to handle those issues," he said. " . . . And I obviously think it's important for us as a society to be tolerant and respectful of whatever arrangements people enter into."
Andy Towle has more.