If it’s good enough for my kid…

Then, and only then, is it good enough for yours…otherwise blah, blah, blah. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) decides that his kid should have the same opportunity to love someone and make a commitment like the senator and his wife have had for the past 26 years.

Until Portman’s son came out to his parents in 2011 — and Portman really had the chance to think about it — the senator was adamantly opposed to gay marriage.

I hate this hypocrisy.

And who else but former Vice President Dick Cheney advised Portman to “follow his heart”  when considering his political stance? Who knew the evildoer Cheney had a heart? Guess he discovered it when his daughter Mary came out as a lesbian and married another woman.

(Gee, perhaps if one of Cheney’s daughters had deployed to Iraq he wouldn’t have been so intent in fighting the longest war in U.S. history, searching for those elusive weapons of mass destruction.’)

09/10/2006, Dick Cheney, Vice President
“If we had to do it over again we would do exactly the same thing.” Q: Exactly the same thing? Cheney: Yes, Sir.

Poof! If a politician’s own kid is involved, everything changes. All of a sudden these hard and fast, deeply held convictions, “I believe marriage is only between a man and a woman,” this is how society has been for a gazillion years… blah, blah, blah, disappear.

How can this be? How about an ounce of empathy for someone else’s kid who also deserves to be happy and have the same rights as everyone else? It’s always been about the 14th Amendment — its glorious “equal protection under the law”  clause — and it is for same-sex marriage.

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5 Responses to If it’s good enough for my kid…

  1. Penelope Starr says:

    Right on! Write on!

  2. sheilawill says:

    I will, I will! Thanks Pen.

  3. Sheila L says:

    Right on.

  4. Kaye Patchett says:

    Still, it’s human nature not to “get” something till you’ve experienced it. No one can understand how it actually feels to have your mom die until it happens. Or your dog, or your brother. And your feelings toward someone else experiencing it WILL be relatively shallow until that time. So I must suppose it’s the same for the gay thing. Just playing devil’s advocate; I’m wholeheartedly for equal marriage, but I do have gay coupled and married friends, so that may play into it for all I know.

  5. sheilawill says:

    Old social studies teacher appreciates devil’s advocate. Also dislikes rigidity and denial of Constitutional rights. Thanks for your very human comment!

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