Discussing the Scotus Ruling With My Parents & Family
Nearly every Sunday I hop on a conference call with my parents and brother and sister. Whomever is available gets on. Today everyone was available.
- 1."Big week this week!"Said my brother. He was very excited.
- 2."Congratulations!"My mom and dad were genuinely pleased by the verdict. Which I knew they would be. But (surprisingly) only my mom had texted me previous to this phone call. So it was nice to hear it from everyone.
- 3."You know, my pastor spent 3/4 of her sermon today talking about how happy she was about the verdict!"My mom moved out here to the SF Bay Area about a year ago. She's been trying out new churches and finally landed on one she liked. I don't know much about it but I'm happy to hear that it's not a super conservative one! My dad said it was a very liberal one. They apparently asked the pastor if she would be willing to officiate a gay wedding. I immediately became suspicious of where the conversation was going but thankfully it stopped there.
- 4."On Facebook all these people's picture had a lot of colors on it?"My mom was so confused by it. My sister had to explain it to her. She seemed happy to hear why it happened.
- 5."Lots of people at that park photo! They must be excited for the verdict!"I took a photo of Dolores Park here in SF where everyone congregates before the dyke march on Saturday and pushed it up to FB/IG. They thought the crowd was there because of the verdict. I explained to them that it's normally like that EVERY year for Pride weekend.
- 6."When are you getting married now?"Asked my sister. I knew SOMEONE had to go there. She immediately said "Just Kidding!" afterwards. Then she offered up her services as a wedding planner. "I help plan 6 of my friends weddings! I'm really good at bossing people around!" I believe it. She's quite bossy and opinionated.
- 7."I have a question. You put up a photo with letters and a drawing on it on Facebook. You said it was really cute. What does it mean?"I had to explain to my mom the acronyms LGBT. Then I had to explain to her the acronym BLT. Then I had to explain to her the picture of the bacon, the tomato and the lettuce. She didn't understand what the green character was. I reiterated it as lettuce. She then got very excited and thought it was cute.
- 8.Then we changed the subject and talked about how hot it is in Taiwan (where my dad is now)We talk about the weather every week. I thought it was a cliche that old people talk about that sort of thing. But apparently it's also true.