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Reply #96: I assume your "No, it's not" is in reply to my "it's not right" comment. [View All]

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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 12:42 PM
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96. I assume your "No, it's not" is in reply to my "it's not right" comment.
Some posters only read subject lines, so that's why I said that. Don't want anyone thinking we disagree.

The emotional bruising my sister and her partner must suffer from some of their own family members is appalling. Our family is completely accepting, but her partner's family is not. They still will not allow my sister at their "family" functions. These are the things straight people take for granted, but for many gays, they're a regular poke in the eye.

Our family has also "adopted" a gay man who is a long time friend of my sister, and my kids (who are grown) have always called him "Uncle Steve." Both he and his partner are always welcome at our family events. His parents are both dead, and he has no siblings or children.

It wasn't always that way, however. We had a big rift in my family 25 years ago because of it, and after several years of our boycotting family events that attempted to prohibit my gay sister from bringing her partner, the family saw the light and relented. You CAN teach old dogs new tricks, but you might have to whip their asses to make them learn the lesson.

Nothing gets accomplished until people of conscience take a stand and refuse to relent.
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