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Pete Buttigieg 'Overjoyed' After Sharing He And Husband Chasten Are Going To Be Dads

Pete Buttigieg 'Overjoyed' After Sharing He And Husband Chasten Are Going To Be Dads
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Pete and Chasten Buttigieg are going to be parents.

The Secretary of Transportation, who made history when he became the first openly gay Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate, and only the second openly gay Cabinet member in US history, took to Twitter to share the joyous news.

"For some time, Chasten and I have wanted to grow our family. We're overjoyed to share that we've become parents!"
"The process isn't done yet, and we're thankful for the love, support and respect for our privacy that has been offered to us."
"We can't wait to share more soon."

Chasten previously told USA Today last year he and the former Mayor of South Bend, Indiana were in the process of adopting a child, and acknowledged all the frustrations and anxiety the process brings.

"We have quite a few friends in our circle who've navigated that, so we've just been having a lot of conversations with friends and started trying to figure out what will work for us."

Chasten also disclosed to The Washington Postback in July, he and the Secretary of Transportation had come close to becoming parents on multiple occasions prior to this.

"It's a really weird cycle of anger and frustration and hope."
"You think it's finally happening and you get so excited, and then it's gone."

Among those coming out to Twitter to send their love to the new parents was First Lady Jill Biden.

Several other notable members of the Democratic Party offered their congratulations, including Jamie Harrison, Chair of the Democratic National Convention, US Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, White House domestic policy advisor Susan Rice and former advisor to President Barack Obama Valerie Jarrett.

The Human Rights Campaign also congratulated DC's ground breaking LGBTQ power couple on their exciting new chapter.

MSNBCs Joy-Ann Reid and CNN's Kasie Hunt, no doubt eager to share some good news in the current climate, also shared their joy on Twitter.

In a surprising moment of bi-partisanship, even the recently departed conservative voice of The View, Meghan McCain, chimed in with well wishes.

McCain, who memorably clashed with Buttigieg on The View on a number of occasions, particularly over disagreements regarding abortion, declared the announcement was "spectacular news!"

However McCain's former friend and fellow Republican Denise McAllister couldn't let the announcement go without exhibiting the homophobia that got her fired from conservative publication The Federalist by McCain's husband, Ben Domenech.

McAllister continued spouting her bigotry on her own Twitter page.

But homophobic bigots like McAllister were few and far between in the responses to the Buttigieg's good news.

Many more people were excited by the happy news and couldn't wait to share their excitement at their big announcement.

As hinted by the Secretary stating "the process isn't done yet," further details have not yet been revealed.

But if the love and admiration Pete and Chasten Buttigieg have shown each other is any indication, there is no doubt this child will have unconditional love in abundance.