Australian minister announces lesbian partner is pregnant as gay marriage debate gathers heat – The Washington Post

Penny Wong and partner Sophie Allouache are expecting a baby, due in December. Source:AdelaideNow

“A senior government minister in Australia has announced that her lesbian partner is pregnant. Finance Minister Penny Wong said in a statement Tuesday that her partner, Sophie Allouache, had conceived through in-vitro fertilization and is expecting her first child in December.”
The announcement comes as pressure mounts on Prime Minister Julia Gillard to support overturning her center-left Labor Party’s ban on gay marriage. The policy change will be voted on its annual national conference in December.

– The Washington Post

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