Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten Buttigieg, showed off their newborn twins over the weekend.
In a black-and-white photo posted Saturday to Twitter, the gay icons appear to be cradling Penelope Rose and Joseph August in a hospital bed.
Chasten and I are beyond thankful for all the kind wishes since first sharing the news that we’re becoming parents. We are delighted to welcome Penelope Rose and Joseph August Buttigieg to our family. pic.twitter.com/kS89gb11Ax
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) September 4, 2021
While liberal journalists and activists celebrated the image as a symbol of progress, some social conservatives were less supportive.
- “Why are they in a hospital bed?” tweeted The American Conservative contributor Matthew Walther.