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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:53 AM

My 12 year old son just made me very proud...AGAIN!

Last edited Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:05 PM - Edit history (1)

First and foremost, you MUST watch this video. Please K&R it. I'd give it 1000 Rs if I could!

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002616568

My so watched it with me. We were both very touched. He asked me if gay people really couldn't get married. I said that they couldn't (yet) up here in Maine. He was shocked and loudly said "WHAT?".

He then started to say that this was just the same as the way blacks were treated before civil rights and women before the right to vote. He said that it was just plain WRONG and that gays should have every right that straight people have. He asked what my wife and I would do if HE were gay and wanted to get married. I explained to him that up here in Maine we'll be voting for marriage equality this November.

Now our entire family will be working to re-elect President Obama this November, but my son said that he also wanted to work for marriage equality.

What a great kid!

PEACE!

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Reply My 12 year old son just made me very proud...AGAIN! (Original post)
MarianJack Apr 2012 OP
racaulk Apr 2012 #1
MarianJack Apr 2012 #3
yardwork Apr 2012 #7
MarianJack Apr 2012 #9
yardwork Apr 2012 #12
beyurslf Apr 2012 #2
MarianJack Apr 2012 #4
MNBrewer Apr 2012 #5
MarianJack Apr 2012 #10
MNBrewer Apr 2012 #11
MarianJack May 2012 #13
yardwork Apr 2012 #6
MarianJack Apr 2012 #8
joeybee12 May 2012 #14
MarianJack May 2012 #15

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:26 AM

1. You have every right to be a proud dad.

Reading stories like this one just further my belief that nationwide marriage equality isn't a question of if, but when.

Thank you for helping to raise such an introspective and socially aware son! And thank you in advance for your support at the ballot box this November!

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Response to racaulk (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:54 PM

3. Definitely WHEN!

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Once the idea of rights for a group that has been disctiminatd against takes hold it becomes inevitable.

I think that up here in Maine, marriage equality this year is inevitable. We still. however, have to work our rumps off for it to happen.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 05:25 PM

7. Thank you very much for your work on behalf of human rights!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:10 PM

9. We are simply doing what is right...

...but thank you.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:14 PM

12. Today's young people give me a lot of hope.

It makes me want to fight even harder for environmental protections and other things, so that we leave them a decent world in which to inhabit. They deserve nothing less, and their goodness - as so many young people seem to be good - deserves better than what we are leaving them.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:33 AM

2. Awesome story!

I work with young people and have only met one who expressed gay marriage was bad, and even he said lesbian marriage would be "hot" just not two dudes.

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Response to beyurslf (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:03 PM

4. It amazes me how accepting of diversity young people are.

Last edited Sat Apr 28, 2012, 08:12 AM - Edit history (1)

When he heard that gays couldn't marry here in Maine and most other parts of the country, he was not only surprised but PISSED OFF!

He is a young African American man in an overwhelmingly white state and he has never been called the n word, or any other slur, in school. Sometimes I think that his friends and classmates don't even notice that he and the other black kids in the school are even different.

The young fellow you're working with may have just taken a few too many trips to the back room of the video store (if there are any left in your area). Hopefully he'll learn. When I was 12 I was a chubby little sexist homophobe. My excuse is that where I lived, EVERYBODY was a sexist homophobe. It was 1967, you know. I certainly learned.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 10:41 AM

5. In the future, marriage equality will be a reality, and people like Maggie Gallager and Barack Obama

will be viewed as anachronisms.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:11 PM

10. Equating President Obama with maggie gallagher is...

...absolutely ludicrous.

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:40 AM

11. Straw man

I didn't "equate" the President and Maggie Gallagher. I said that in the future, their bigotry against gay marriage will be viewed the same way. It's true.

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Response to MNBrewer (Reply #11)

Wed May 2, 2012, 09:45 PM

13. OOOPS! I'm sorry.

I guess that reading the words that you wrote led to a misinterpretation,

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 05:24 PM

6. He is a great kid and he obviously has great parents!

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Response to yardwork (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 28, 2012, 11:07 PM

8. We do what we can and teach him what we believe is right.

Thank you for your kind words.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 10:56 AM

14. Cheers to your great kid!

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #14)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:47 PM

15. Even when my wife and I want to give him a boot in his rump,...

...he's a great kid. Thank you!

PEACE!

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