Pete and Chasten Buttigieg Hope to Have Children "Soon"
Though the 2020 contender hopes to have children "soon," Pete Buttigieg admits his presidential ambitions have "slowed down the path" to becoming a gay dad.
Pete Buttigieg, the ascendant, gay, millennial who hopes to call the White House home after the 2020 election with his husband Chasten, might just be moving in to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave with a baby carriage in tow.
ABC News reports that at a recent rally in Brooklyn, while answering a question on paid family leave, Buttigieg revealed that he and a "personal stake" in whether paid family leave becomes the law of the land nationally, because he and his husband hope to have children "soon."
"We're hoping to have a little one soon, so I have a personal stake in this one, too," Buttigieg said. "We should have paid parental leave and find a way to have paid leave for anyone who needs caring."
Of course, his white house ambitions have "slowed down the path," however, he later told MSNBC in a follow up interview.
Buttigieg also had this to say of his 29-year-old husband, Chasten: "He is a great educator. He has become a great public figure, coming out of the gate. He is going to be an amazing father. I can't wait to see -- I hope I will be good at it, too. I can't wait to see him have that chance."
Predictably, the religious right is already clutching their pearls at the idea.
But gay dads in the White House? I think we could get used to that.