Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg reveals plans to have a child with husband Chasten Glezman!
Last Modified: Apr 16, 2019
The mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg, fondly referred to as “Mayor Pete” announced that he and his husband Chasten Glezman are planning to have a child soon.
“Mayor Pete” who officially launched 2020 presidential campaign on April 15, 2018, revealed their personal plan at a rally in Brooklyn. When asked about his views on paid family leave, he replied,
"We're hoping to have a little one soon, so I have a personal stake in this one, too. We should have paid parental leave and find a way to have paid leave for anyone who needs caring."
In an interview with MSNBC late Monday, he also added that his presidential campaign had slowed down his plans to welcome a child,
"This running for president has slowed down the path. Chasten, my husband, he is made for a lot of things. He is a great educator. He has become a great public figure, coming out of the gate. He is going to be an amazing father. I can't wait to see -- I hope I will be good at it, too. I can't wait to see him have that chance."
Buttigieg married the love of his life, Chasten Glezman, a junior high school teacher on June 16, 2018, at the Cathedral of Saint James Episcopal Church in South Bend, which only became possible due to one Supreme Court vote. He shared,
"I now live in a world where people take photos of me in the deodorant aisle at the grocery store. It's not lost on me that I was able to marry the man I love by the grace of one Supreme Court vote."
In 2015, Pete Buttigieg had come out as gay which made him the first openly gay municipal executive in Indiana. He also spoke highly of his husband,
“Being married to Chasten has made me a better human being because it has made me more compassionate, more understanding, more self-aware and more decent. My marriage to Chasten has made me a better man. And yes, Mr. Vice President (Pence), it has moved me closer to God.”
Pence had opposed legalizing gay marriage and had attended a church affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America.
Pete Buttigieg is a politician and former Naval Intelligence Officer by profession and American by nationality. He has been serving as the mayor of the city of South Bend, Indiana since 2012. He officially launched his presidential campaign on April 14, 2019, in South Bend...Full Bio