What can you make of pundits who think it's shocking to mention that someone is a lesbian? And what can you make of a mother who thinks so? If they w
October 14, 2004
What can you make of pundits who think it's shocking to mention that someone is a lesbian? And what can you make of a mother who thinks so?

If they were paying attention, they would have noticed that Mary Cheney came out on stage with her partner after the VP debate, one in which Big Time himself mentioned this fact. Dick's not ashamed of his daughter. Why is Lynne and why do they MSNBC pundits hate lesbians?

As James Wolcott points out here and here, when raging homophobes are shocked that you'd dare to point out that someone's a lesbian, they're revealing nothing but their own bigotry.

There's nothing shameful about being an out lesbian, what's shameful is that an unreconstructed bigot like Pat Buchanan gets to pontificate about it. It's absolutely fascinating that merely mentioning that someone isn't straight makes you a bad person, while advocating for a constitutional amendment to make your running mate's daughter a second class citizen is just politics.

Shame on all of those people.

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