Cheney, 40, has a two-year old son with her partner of 17 years, Heather Poe. The donation to former Rep. Rob Portman (R-OH) was made in May. Portman is seeking the Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH) when he retires in 2011.
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I can't possibly do justice as to why a Gay person would support in any way any politician (or any clergy, for that matter) who would seek to prevent full and equal civil rights for Gay people. The self-loathing in such a person, be it conscious or unconscious, must be so palpable to the point that he or she would support their own oppressors; if confronted by that anomaly, he/she would resort to explanations and rationalizations that would confound any rational person's ability to fully comprehend.
About two years ago, I wrote an article entitled, "The Pathology of the Gay Conservative" that I wrote to help shed light on this seemingly inexplicable phenomenon.
Although I don't know Mary Cheney's reasons for in any way supporting a person who demeans her and other Gay people and their families, and seeks to keep them as second-class citizens, I hope that this article that I wrote might help shed some light on the phenomenon of why any Gay person, save for sheer mendacity, would support efforts to keep her/him and other Gay people consigned to the netherworld of pariah in our or in any society.
Please click on this link to read "The Pathology of the Gay Conservative.