Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick, the first African-American to lead the state has told the press that his lesbian daughter has announced that she is black.
Eighteen year old, Katherine Patrick decided to reveal her race in response to an attempt by Bay State conservatives to ban marriages between same people.
When asked about her father's response, Katherine said: "Daddy just gave me one of his famous bear hugs and said that he would love me no matter what I announced that I was."
The revelation came in an interview with the whole family in Bay Windows magazine.
Governor Patrick came out in the interview to say that he is really a dark Italian and the Bay State's First Lady, Diane Patrick outed herself as a plumber: "I know that I led the state to believe that I was a pastry chef and I apologize. I now embrace my plumberhood with pride. Want to see my plumber's union tatoo?"