Is a world where unmarried people have babies by surrogate a better place for children?
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper on Monday, she started the interview with an effusive statement about Cooper's "new baby."
"Well, first let me say how happy I am about your new baby. How lovely!" she said.
"Thank you," said Cooper.
She then told him: "And as you now are a father, you see how important it is to keep the world safe, for the children."
How did she learn Cooper had become a father? Perhaps she had seen his announcement on national television.
"As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child," Cooper said on CNN on April 30.
This, apparently, was a concession to basic biology.
But basic biology no longer seems to be a governing factor in deciding who becomes a "father" or "mother."
"And I am so grateful for all those who paved the way -- the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son's birth," Cooper said in his on-air statement.
"Most of all, I am eternally grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, watched over him lovingly, tenderly, and gave birth to him," Cooper said.