CNN pundit: I’m gay, and I want my daughter to be gay too

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CNN pundit Sally Kohn has sparked a debate – after she claimed that she would like her daughter to be a lesbian.

The political commentator made the comments in an article for the Washington Post.

She wrote in part: “More often than not, we define happiness as some variation on our own lives, or at least the lives of our expectations.

“If we went to college, we want our kids to go to college. If we like sports, we want our kids to like sports. If we vote Democrat, of course we want our kids to vote Democrat.

“I’m gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.

Many of my straight friends, even the most liberal, see this logic as warped. It’s one thing for them to admit that they would prefer their kids to be straight, something they’ll only begrudgingly confess. But wanting my daughter to be a lesbian?

“I might as well say I want her to grow up to be lactose intolerant.”

Ms Kohn, who has a six-year-old daughter with her partner Sarah Hansen, added: “If my daughter is gay, I don’t worry about her having a hard life. But I do worry about people expecting her to have a hard life — helping to perpetuate discrimination that might otherwise fade more quickly.

“I want my daughter to know that being gay is equally desirable to being straight. The problem is not the idea that homosexuality could be a choice but the idea that heterosexuality should be compulsory.”