Thursday, June 12, 2008

Congrats to K. Patrick!

Katherine Patrick, Deval's Daughter, came out.

Here's one of the cooler parts.
One interesting and touching bit: the article recounts Katherine watching her father, Speaker DiMasi, and Senate President Murray celebrate the defeat of the anti-marriage amendment:
"Because, of course, he didn't know that I was gay then," the 18-year-old recalls. "So, for someone so publicly to fight for something that doesn't even affect him was just like, 'That's my dad,' you know?" she says with a laugh. "That's all I could think. I was very, very proud to be part of this family, and this state in general." "It was great. I'm very glad," she adds, looking at her father. "Don't cry, Dad." Patrick's eyes are brimming with tears, prompting some good-natured teasing from his daughter. "He's done some good things," she says with a laugh, patting his arm. "I appreciate it. Want a tissue? Oh, God. He's a crier."
That's one of the reasons why, even to this day, I support the Governor. He's been wrong on casinos all along, stubbornly so, and I'm not thrilled with the charter-school aspect of the Readiness Project - but he gets equality, and that's half the battle. Kudos to him for raising his kids with enough courage to come out as the daughter of a major politician. Luckily, we live in this wonderful state, so I hope everyone will be quick to accept and support her.

Read the whole article here at Bay Windows.

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