There are many issues on the ballot next month. A big one in California is Proposition 8 — gay marriage. I'm for it.
I tell all my gay friends they should get married. I think everyone has the right to
I just saw this commercial on the evening news. Basically, it says that your kid might learn that a same sex couple can wed in school.
Well, sway my vote. Because my kids surely won't learn that a same sex couple can marry from by being invited to such a ceremony by loving adults who have been roll models or caregivers or the parents of their friends.
You can make a button too. Even if you don't live in California.
More than teaching my children who they can and cannot marry. I try to not build marriage up as the ultimate destination status it seemed to be pedestaled to when I was growing up. Marriage was presented as a doorway to happiness, sexual fulfillment and financial security. As a girl, I remember plenty of conversations about not having sex before marriage and none about the importance of being a confident, self-supporting individual.
I try to build a self centered foundation for my girls. So that wherever they go and whatever they do they have the strength and courage. And then in the very distant future, when they're at least 30 (not kidding) they have my blessing to get married to whomever they love.
* Yeah, Erik and I have been "together" for 14 loooooooooooong years. Not all married, just all in love.