Mary Cheney, who was largely defended by the LGBT community when the wingnuts descended on her and partner Heather Poe when they announced that they were having a baby (see here, here and here), seems incapable of shaking any loyalty to her homophobic GOP. Raw Story reports that the daughter of Darth gave $1000 to the campaign of former Rep. Rob Portman (R), who is seeking the see of retiring U.S. Senator George Voinovich (R-OH).
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.
SOB Portman voted for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage as well as a ban on adoption of children by same sex couples in DC while serving in the House.
Portman’s opposition to same-sex marriage is particularly salient, because both of his potential Democratic challengers favor its legalization. Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner reaffirmed her backing for gay marriage in a posting at The Huffington Post in June, and a spokesman for Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher announced that he’d reversed his opposition the same month.
Robert Paduchik, Portman’s campaign manager, told the Columbus Dispatch in June that the erstwhile congressman still opposes same-sex marriage.
“Rob Portman has always believed that marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman,” Paduchik said.
So Mary, why is Portman deserving of a Senate seat? Is it just pocketbook issues for you? I hate to break it to you, but most LGBT citizens out there cannot afford to buy their way out of living under institutionalized discrimination because of Daddy’s Buxx. When are you going to think beyond your comfortable existence? I have no problem donating to a pro-equality Republican, but how hard is it to just stop the cash-flow toward open oppressors and bigots?