If you've followed much of the news coverage around the latest addition to the family of Dick and Lynne Cheney, you may not have even realized their daughter Mary is a lesbian and that she has a longtime partner. You may not have even realized this was Mary's child, because the White House has only released photos of the Vice President and his wife holding the baby and none showing the two mommies.
Via After Elton is MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who provides some much-needed context to viewers who do not understand the impact of anti-gay, "family values" legislation.
Heather Poe, Mary Cheney's partner of fifteen years, is not permitted any legal connection to the child whatsoever—can't adopt as a second parent, can't legally exist. To the folks that keep that law on the books, let me see if I've got this right—your political or religious beliefs are more important than this one kid having a loving, two-parent home. Not theory here, not abstractions... this particular little boy, on day one facing all the crap life has to offer him and everybody else. He doesn't get two parents and this makes you feel better about yourself, how?
For this, Olbermann awarded the Government of the State of Virginia as the day's "Worst Person in the World." That dishonor is usually reserved for the likes of Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly or grandpa Dick Cheney.
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