I was just looking at Jeremy’s Good as You (G-A-Y) and saw this from his future mother-in-law. It is beautiful:
When my 23-year-old son came out to me and my husband, I didn’t say, "How could you do this?", I didn’t say, "I am ashamed of you" or "Maybe you can try to be straight". I couldn’t possibly say any of these things to my wonderful, sweet, and honest son. My older heterosexual son had recently been married, celebrating with a big wedding reception and so I said, "Does this mean I won’t be able to buy a dress?". This sounds like a shallow statement at such an important time and a peculiar question from a woman who is ironically a terrible shopper. What was I really asking? I was asking, "Does this mean that we will be stopped from celebrating love between you and a partner in the future?"
A few weeks ago, before the passing of Prop 8, I bought a dress for my (now 31-year-old) son and his partner’s planned California wedding. I was ecstatic — not because I am so vain — but because it meant that my son could have a big marriage celebration in front of everyone he loves and everyone who loves him. The big engagement party he and his partner had was ‘magical’ — love was in the air and people came from far and wide to surround two people who were so excited about taking their vows in six months.
My son Andrew and his partner, Jeremy, the creator of this site, will get married — whether it be in Connecticut, Massachusetts, California or Timbuktu. I will wear that dress and I guarantee you that they will be together forever, in love, in honesty and living a wonderful life that they both deserve.
This is why all of us should be out protesting on Saturday, all around the country.