// vexnews caring and sensitive predecessor on Janet Rice and her partner

Thursday, 23 August 2007

MODERN FAMILIES: Greens Candidate Janet Rice’s Husband Became A Woman And They’re Still Together…. Go Figure

 

No further editorial comment required. Or perhaps there is. I reckon the OC is about as broad minded as you can be, I passionately believe that everyone should be able to live their lives (as long as they’re not hurting others) without the state or anyone else interfering with them (like The Age thought police belting up on the Brethren). But this is certainly an unusual arrangement that will raise eyebrows with some in the community.

We understand that the Greens candidate for Williamstown, Cr Janet Rice’s partner’s name is Dr Penelope (formerly Peter) Helen Whetton. They had children together prior to Penelope (then Peter) realising that she required a sex change operation. 

The process was a gradual one apparently, with some of the Councillor’s colleagues noticing that Peter was all of a sudden wearing a bra at one stage and then later clothing more customarily seen on a woman. After a long process, Peter emerged formally as Penelope in 2004, with reportedly no interruption to the marriage. Go figure.

For those patriots interested, we include a photograph of the candidate’s wife. She is quite an accomplished scientist in the area of climate change.

Game on.

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