(Closed) How To Introduce a Gay Father-In-Law?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What term sounds best to introduce my father-in-law and his partner?
    Life Partner : (7 votes)
    33 %
    Boyfriend : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Significant Other : (10 votes)
    48 %
    Friend : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    If they consider themselves married why can’t you just say husband? 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I would ask your father-in-law what he prefers and use that!

    Post # 5
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    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I chose “Life Partner” but I’d scrap the “Life”. It’s becoming more and more common for many people to use “Partner” regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or marital status.

    Post # 6
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    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I agree.  If they consider themselves married, just say husband.  What do they refer to each other as when they introduce themselves?  Whatever that is, use it.  If you’re unsure, just sit down and ask.

    Post # 7
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    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Partner. Ask what he prefers, but I wouldn’t say “husband” unless he voiced that as his preference.

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Ask him.  We have one set of friends that refer to each other as “husband” and another set that use “partner” and others that use other terms like SO or lover.  You definitely want to use the term that he’s most comfortable with!

    Post # 9
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    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I would ask him and go with what he says.

    Post # 10
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    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Some people may take offense to someone being called a husband who isn’t technically a husband.  If they are not married I would not use husband.

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I agree, ask him what he thinks would be most suitable. Most people I know would probably prefer “partner” or “life partner” but it completely depends on the couple.

    Post # 13
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    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Why not just ask him? If they are married, say husband, if not, probably boyfriend or life partner. I think calling him his “friend” is a little insulting.

    Post # 14
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    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    generally speaking I would just use partner, but I think talking to your Future Father-In-Law about what he/they prefer is the solid way to go.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I agree that you should ask him, or if you don’t comfortable doing that, just keep an ear out to see if you can discern what they call each other.

    Just saw your update. Partner seems to be the term of choice. 🙂

    Post # 16
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    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    i voted life partner only because husband was not a choice.  I would intro him as his husband as long as he is comfortable with that.

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