(Closed) Torn between my homophobic family and FI's gay father and family

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 106
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

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TwilightRarity :  This is a really good point.  My dad, while not homophobic, some years ago did not think that same sex marriage should be allowed.  One of my cousins came out about ten years ago, and seeing that she and her partner (now wife) really don’t live any differently to those of us in heterosexual relationships has been extraordinarily good for him.  He came to their wedding and celebrated with all the rest of us just as he has at other cousins’ (heterosexual) weddings, and he’s clearly realised that she and her wife are no different to the rest of us in any ways that matter.  Hell, if my 85 year old grandmother and her 92 year old sister can take it in their stride and dance with light hearts and light feet at a same-sex wedding (which they did), I see no reason why anyone else should not be able to.

OP, you’re in a tough situation.  In your shoes I’d be talking to my family and making it exceptionally clear that any homophobic comments will result in immediate removal from the venue, and that you really don’t want that on your wedding day.  They need to behave like adults and put their prejudice aside for you.

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