Blogging for LGBT families

I learned via Shannon at Peter’s Cross Station that today is Blogging for LGBT Families Day.

I don’t have anything terribly profound to say on the subject, so I think I’ll just share a kid story:

Last week at dinner, D asked "Do you know who I’m going to marry when I grow up?"

"No honey, who are you going to marry?"

"I’m going to marry Joe."  [One of his good friends.]

"Uh, ok."

"Boys can marry boys, you know."  [Said in a truculent sort of voice, as if he were daring me to disagree.]

"Uh, yes, that’s true, at least in some states.  Ummm.  Virginia’s not one of them.  But, sweetie, I will do everything I can so that if when you grow up, you still want to marry Joe, you can.  Ok."

"I’m not going to marry N.  Because he’s my brother."

"That’s right, he’s already part of your family."

4 Responses to “Blogging for LGBT families”

  1. Dana Says:

    That’s a great story. I’m still chuckling. (And it probably says more than most long arguments for same-sex marriage.)
    Thanks for participating in Blogging for LGBT Families Day.

  2. landismom Says:

    That is a great story. Congrats on raising an open-minded kid.

  3. Susan Says:

    I love this story all around.

  4. Hope Says:

    wonderful story! I dragged my boys to Massachusetts a couple of years ago for a same-sex wedding a couple of years ago just to reinforce the message. It’s so hard, to raise non-homophobic boys in particular, given the degree to which they can so easily be targeted themselves.

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