One of the reasons that I like reading Andrew Sullivan is that he represents a more "old Skool" conservatism, fiscally conservative, and the rest isn’t your business. This is, of course, partially because he is openly gay ( The openly part is that which differs him from the majority of Republican leaders in congress). He posted a real nice post about how hypocritical Republicans are about homosexuality and family:
Mary Cheney is pregnant and will have a child with her wife of almost twenty years, Heather Poe. Except they live in Virginia which, with the enthusiastic backing of the Republicans, has declared itself homorein, and so no legal protections for Cheney’s and Poe’s marriage or custody of their child will be available. There is surely coming a point at which the sheer dissonance between what the GOP base believes and the way even the most conservative vice-president in modern times deals with the reality of his own family must surely prompt some kind of Republican adjustment.
You cannot be a party that sees gay love, marriage and parenthood as the work of Satan and have a vice-presidential family that is busy building a lesbian family as an integral part of it. For my part, congratulations to the two moms and best wishes for a healthy, safe pregnancy and birth. And congrats to the lucky grandparents on both sides. Commiserations to James Dobson, Hugh Hewitt, George Allen, Rick Santorum, Sam Brownback, Mitt Romney, and, of course, George W. Bush, who backed a federal constitutional amendment to strip the daughter of his vice-president of dignity, family and civil rights.
It’s sad that this is even interesting or relevant, but what else can you say when you watch a Grandfather work to empower those who want to strip his daughter and grandchild of their familial rights?