Michael Hamar

Eric Cantor's Wife Is Pro-Choice & Pro-Marriage Equality

Filed By Michael Hamar | January 03, 2012 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: abortion rights, DOMA, Eric Cantor, gay marriage, Republican Party of Virginia

In what has to be causing angst and flying spittle amongst the knuckle dragging Neanderthals that make up the base of the Republican party of Virginia, Diana Fine Cantor, wife of slimy, ethically and morally challenged GOP House Majority Whip Eric Cantor, has come out as pro-choice and pro-gay. No doubt Cantor will be faced with doing damage control with the gay hating Christianists at The Family Foundation and its network of objective reality denying - and equality denying - churches across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mrs. Cantor's comments came during a 60 Minutes segment on her husband - who continues to defend DOMA and otherwise carry water for Christianists in the Republican Party who not only hate gays, but also Jews like Cantor. HAPBlog described the interview as follows:

60 Minutes sat down with Majority Leader Cantor tonight to mostly grill him for being an obstructionist to president Obama. But during the interview, Leslie Stahl meets the family at the congressman's home, they talk to his wife who is a political polar opposite to Eric Cantor. Pro choice and pro gay marriage. They also interview Cantor's son Michael who says dad likes to listen to Jay-Z and Lil' Wayne, no kidding.

Video and more after the break.

Blogger friend Jeremy Hooper at Good As You had these further thoughts:

Continuing a trend we've seen from Laura Bush, Cindy McCain, and other prominent political spouses, Diana Fine Cantor, wife of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, has revealed on last night's "60 Minutes" that she breaks from her conservative husband on the issue of same-sex marriage...

As I noted last week on my personal blog, a new poll revealed that 59% of Virginians are now accepting of same sex civil unions, although the state has not yet reached the tipping point of full same sex marriage. Long term, Cantor has placed himself on the wrong side of history.

Meanwhile, it's too bad that the women in these political marriages such as Diana Cantor are not the ones holding public office rather than their husbands. I suspect the nation and the world might be a better place.

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