Wednesday, December 6, 2006

The Lil' Bastard

Yep, Mary Cheney, daughter of the Vice President is pregnant and since she can't get married her child will be a bastard. The baby is expected in the spring and the Vice President and his wife are:
...looking forward with eager anticipation to the arrival of their sixth grandchild
While Mary considers herself married to Heather, she is sure to have numerous battles in her home state since Virgina just passed the worse anti-gay marriage amendment possible. The amendment bans recognition of any type of relationship and will most likely limit Heather from any kind of parental responsibility.
As AmericanBlog reports:
Virginia had already set up new Jim Crow laws targeting gays two years ago. Those laws may vitiate any legal agreement between the two, period, about anything. The law ensures that Mary's partner has no legal rights whatsoever in their child, or in what happens to Mary (or vice versa), such as if one partner has to go the hospital, the other can't visit. The law may even nullify any wills that Mary and Heather write regarding each other, and it may make it impossible for gay people to go to court to resolve any difference about anything - the courts can't recognize gay unions, so they can't make any decisions that would imply recognition (custody, hospital visitation, wills, etc.) It's beyond ironic that Virginia's new law, one of the most hateful, bigoted laws on the books, is now targeting the vice president's own daughter and soon-to-be new grandchild.
Mary, you and Heather can always move to Massachusetts where we treat all loving couples the same.

4 comments: said...

I just wanted to add that the lesbian couple that lived in Virginia, then got married in Vermont in a civil union, then dviorced had a child custody battle in which Virginia yielded to Vermont's authority in the matter. Baby steps...(pun intended)

Tom Lang said...

Mary Cheney will never be a "gay hero" to me. Last summer when she was peddling her book and appeared on Larry King, he asked her, "what do you know about gay rights in Virginia, what are the laws pertaining to couples there." Cheney answered, "I dont't know what the rights in Virginia are, I supposed I should though..."

Um, yes, Mary. You live in Virginia, are going on a book tour to promote your father, and you used to work at the HRC. This prompted me to call Virginia Equality and let them have it. At the time, Virginia Equality said that they were VERY upset with Cheney. SUbsequently, they managed to persuade her to help work against the VA Marriage Amendment (which unfortunately passed).

John Hosty said...

All these works against gay equality will eventually be thrown to the roadside when the US Supreme Court finally does the right thing. Bit by bit we are winning, sometimes we need a little reminder. Look to our own state for that, and to lead the country out of darkness yet again.

Anonymous said...

You are winning the same as cancer is winning.

Eventually, there will be a cure for this disease.