Started by Mr.Obvious, September 04, 2014, 01:09:38 PM
QuoteGay marriage opposing French Mayor performs wedding ceremony for his gay son A French mayor who, like many of his countrymen, opposed the sanctioned gay-marriage last year, declared to have made a one-time exception to the rule. The reason for this exception is the marriage of his son to another man."It seemed completely normal for me to perform the ceremony, even though I still don't approve of gay-marriage." Said Raymong Bardet, mayor of Ville-la-Grand, in RhÃ´ne-Alpes, to the regional newspaper 'Le DauphinÃ© LibÃ©rÃ©'.Just last year the popular mayor performed a parody regarding gay marriage in which he wed two of his male coworkers to one another. During that ceremony he made it clear that he wasn't planning on ever performing a gay marriage."I've changed my point of view, because I was faced with an inescapble fact." He says in the newspaper. "About two months ago I learned my son is gay." Bardet explains that fatherly love goes beyond all else. "It was my son who was getting married, and there was no way anyone else would perform the ceremony. I did the same for his sister and I didn't want people to think we were fighting. I didn't know his husband yet, but they make a beautiful couple." Regarding gay marriage he hasn't changed his mind, however. "I don't think it's what nature wants. But I'm not militant, I didn't march down the street to protest."
Quote from: Poison Tree on September 04, 2014, 02:24:31 PMThe truth is it does often take someone you actually know/like coming out to challenge your views. As long as gays (or atheist or whatever) are just some abstract group/label then you can project everything bad onto them with out giving a shit. Once you have to juxtapose your stereotype against a real fleshed-out person you know it becomes a battle of cognitive dissonance. Here homosexuals and atheist have an advantage over racial groups because it is easier for a person to get to know/like a homosexual or atheist with out knowing they are one (therefor without that barrier of immediately attaching to them preconceived views of their group) than doing the same thing with a person of a different race.
QuoteI don't think it's what nature wants.
Quote from: Hydra009 on September 04, 2014, 02:51:28 PMI still don't understand how one can be opposed to gay marriage but not a particular gay marriage. If it's okay for this guy's son then why isn't it okay for other people?