Penny Wong and Sophie Allouaches baby isn’t due to be born until December, but is already the subject of political debates about same-sex marriage and assisted fertility treatment for lesbians.
The Finance Minister yesterday announced her partner Ms Allouache had fallen pregnant with the help of in-vitro fertilisation and a sperm donor whose name would not be publicly released.
Adelaide-based Senator Wong described the pregnancy as a private matter. But NSW upper house Christian Democrat MP Fred Nile criticised the couple for choosing to have a baby.
The child is due to be born in the same month Labor’s national conference will debate same-sex marriage.
Did anyone criticize Fred Nile’s decision to get married and have kids even though he is clearly a bigot? Seems like bigotry would be more damaging to a child’s psyche than growing up with 2 moms or 2 dads.