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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick on the recent announcement that his daughter is a lesbian.

Published June 13, 2008 7:02PM (EDT)

"You know, I can still -- because we live in Massachusetts -- I can still imagine what Katherine's wedding is going to be like."

-- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, regarding the recent public announcement that his teenage daughter Katherine is a lesbian. (He immediately followed that up with a muttered, "How much it's going to cost.")

Patrick and his daughter will be marching together in Saturday's Boston Pride Parade. Awesome.

By Kate Harding

Kate Harding is the author of Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do About It, available from Da Capo Press in August 2015. Previously, she collaborated with Anna Holmes, Amanda Hess, and a cast of thousands on The Book of Jezebel, and with Marianne Kirby on Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere. You might also remember her as the founding editor of Shapely Prose (2007-2010). Kate's essays have appeared in the anthologies Madonna & Me, Yes Means Yes, Feed Me, and Airmail: Women of Letters. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a B.A. in English from University of Toronto, and is currently at work on a Ph.D. in creative writing from Bath Spa University

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