Recently, MassResistance dubbed my husband and I the poster boys for marriage equality. Being a private citizen, I was, at first, surprised to find my marriage their next target. And then I thought of that old maxim, "the Lord works in mysterious ways".
You see, the picture bears some explanation. We are listening to my father give a toast. Now several years ago, my father was not keen on me being gay let alone the concept of same-sex marriage. But my Dad, being a kind and decent man, tried to keep an open mind. In time, he came to love Buddy; and to witness the loving and caring relationship we have. He pushed away the rhetorical din around him; and in a celebration of life and love, gave a beautiful toast at our wedding.
And so its is apt that MassResistance should post that particular picture. You see, most people are like my Dad. They don't start out understanding the need for same sex marriage. Furthermore, they don’t even know or are comfortable with gay people for that matter. But most people are kind and decent; and to quote Lincoln, do listen to the better angels of their nature.
I believe that is what MassResistance knows and fears the most. That in the end good and decent people like my Dad are going to support their families, their friends, their neighbors, their co-workers, their fellow citizens. So they put our picture up and snipe about this or that. It’s just noise. We all know they are on the losing side of history. You can see it in our faces.