Anti-Gay Prejudice Bites CheneyCo. in the Ass
Oh man, is this good. As you may already know, Vice President of the Amerikkkan Empire, Dick Cheney, has a lesbian daughter by the name of Mary. Mary has a partner by the name of Heather Poe, and they have been together for 15 years. They live in Virginia, which has probably the most Jim Crow, and anti-gay laws in the entire Fatherland.
And Mary is pregnant!
John at Ameri[kkk]aBlog.com elaborates:
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.
My irony meter is off the charts. These Christianity-based laws sure did fuck up the Cheney family image, as well as the security of Mary's incoming child. Heather doesn't even have a right to be in the hospital for Mary's delivery. I wonder if the hospital staff will call the cops to have Heather removed, or if the Cheneys will pull a few strings to let her attend the delivery anyway? I suspect the latter. Lawmakers usually don't bind themselves to the laws they pass anyway. Ugh, the hypocrisy is so disgusting!
Christians pass these laws because they are anti-gay. These same Christians, who claim to be all about "family values," pass these anti-gay-family laws because the think that gay people can't have decent, stable families. Well, they sure can't if you make it legally impossible for them to do so! That's a self-fulfilling prophecy if I ever saw one.
But now what are we left with? The right-hand man (Dick Cheney) of the guy who tried to pass an anti-gay Constitutional Amendment (Bush) now has an unmarried, lesbian, and pregnant daughter living in the heart of Gaykillville.
And her name is Mary of all things. Holy shit.