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  •  Yeah, I found the story about the bride-to-be (10+ / 0-)

    and her parents totally disgusting.

    •  Wow that is sad (8+ / 0-)

      If my parents did that to me, I would cut off all times with them and get them the hell out of my lives.

      I always thought it was unfair that my parents, who really wouldn't give a flying fuck if one of their kids was gay and would love them unconditionally gave birth to three straight children, and then these poor gay people have complete assholes for parents.

      TEABAGGER: Totally Enraged About Blacks And Gays Getting Equal Rights

      by yg17 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 09:59:32 AM PDT

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      •  My parents did do that to me, when our commitment (8+ / 0-)

        ceremony was announced.  I was told that attending the ceremony would "kill" my father and that my parents were absolutely against it.  But they still loved me.

        Which they did.  It hurt like hell and took years for us to work out.  But I would never have cut off all ties with them for their having done that.  

        19 years later, my partner and I are planning our wedding in New York, and my mother has offered to pay for the reception.  And she will be flying in for the ceremony.  

        I sure wish my father were alive to be part of it.  He would be feeling so proud and happy.  19 years ago, though, he wouldn't have been able to feel that way.  People evolve.

        That's one more thing to add to my long list of small problems. --my son, age 10

        by concernedamerican on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 10:12:13 AM PDT

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    •  I had a decent relationship with my late MIL (5+ / 0-)

      We weren't close, but we got along well.

      I try to imagine what it would have been like in some parallel universe where she tried to approach me in much the same way, but with one difference : She wouldn't recognize me as being her son-in-law. Something tells me that that would have undermined my entire relationship with her, and very possibly my wife's relationship with her as well.

      I wonder if Barbara Von Aspern has tried to understand this.

      Let us all have the strength to see the humanity in our enemies, and the courage to let them see the humanity in ourselves.

      by Nowhere Man on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 10:22:10 AM PDT

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