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    If my child was gay…

    We woke up today to a different world; and one that is sadly the same

    Barak Obama is our President Elect, which is good news; and the passing of CA Proposition 8 (Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry), which is not.

    I am a peaceful and optimistic person by nature. I will insist on seeing the good in a person until they disappoint me. I want to believe in the good in humanity, and measures such as this just hurt me in a deep place.

    S and I have talked about our feelings if G comes out as a homosexual man down the line. I admitted to my husband that it would make me sad. Not sad because he’d like other boys, but sad at the difficulty, prejudice and possible violence he would face during his life. No parent wants this for their child. I had hoped that Prop 8 would show me that the world we live in was tolerant, accepting and loving. Today I saw the opposite. It makes me very, very sad. I love my child and whom he decides to share his first kiss with will have no impact on that love.

    I had just wished that others would feel the same.

    3 responses to “If my child was gay…”

    1. Erin says:

      I guess I look at it this way-look at the progress that was made last night…it took so many years to get that far, but it was possible. The passing of Prop 8 was a reminder that we need to fight just as hard to end discrimination towards gay people. It’s a long hard battle, but if we can elect Obama to the highest office possible, then equal rights for gay people is also just as possible. It will tak time, but barriers are being broken, and it really is 2 steps foward, one step back-we will get there!
      What’s most important is that little G will be taught tolerance and acceptance of all people, and those are the kind of people that will make a difference!

    2. Angie says:

      I completely agree with you!

    3. Patty says:

      Exactly the point some people don’t get. 🙁

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