Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Supremely Right



There's something a tiny bit annoying about posting an avatar for one's photo on social media, and it makes me feel terribly self-conscious to do so, but the fact that the Supreme Court of this country has to get involved to decide whether a ban on gay marriage is constitutional or not drove me to it. I hate this country, Henry said to me the other day in the car on the way home from school. They're studying civil rights in American history, and he was listening to a radio show about veterans from the Iraq war and their mental health needs, how they weren't even close to being met. I told him these were not grounds for hate, but I understood his frustration. Both of my boys have very good friends, several of them, that have gay parents. This is as normal to them as having a mother who goes on a laundry strike or a father that wears chef pants every day and an apron. I sure hope the Supreme Court of the land does the moral thing so I won't have to do any explaining -- or packing.

6 comments:

  1. Maybe we can meet in Canada, if need be.

    I completely understand Henry's frustration. Eve has been studying slavery in Social Studies and shakes her head in disbelief that it wasn't that many years ago.... Hopefully we can all look back when our kids have kids and shake our heads at the notion of banning gay marriage.

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  2. I think you know what I think.

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  3. We will continue to evolve. What we consider prime rib today will be but cracker jacks tomorrow.

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  4. I changed my avatar, and it felt weird to me, too. But if not now, when?

    I think we all understand Henry's frustration, although I felt much more like that when George W Bush got elected (and even worse, re-elected).

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  5. I wanted to change my avatar but couldn't figure it out!! anyway, i agree with you and in fleeting moments, henry.

    fingers crossed!

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