Monday, August 31, 2009
Mary Cheney donated $1000 to Rep. Rob Portman, a Senate wantabee who voted against gay marriage and allowing gay couples to adopt children in the D.C.
I'm lost with this choice of hers, but you never know these days.
Cheney’s donation is remarkable considering her public comments on same-sex marriage and gay adoption. In 2004, she reportedly considered quitting her father’s re-election campaign after President Bush endorsed a federal marriage banning gay marriage. In 2007, she rebuked televangelist James Dobson for comments criticizing gay couples’ adoption.
“Every piece of remotely responsible research that has been done in the last 20 years has shown there is no difference between children raised by same-sex parents and children raised by opposite-sex parents,” Cheney said. “What matters is being raised in a stable, loving environment.”
“When Heather and I decided to have a baby, I knew it wasn’t going to be the most popular decision,” Cheney added. “This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be used in a debate, on either side of a political issue. It is my child.”