this is will's mother. no really. i had no idea that this thing would go as far as it has as quickly as it has. we attend a unitarian church and have many gay friends. my son has a clear understanding of the rights that we have as a family that those friends do not (adopting a child, being foster parents, insurance coverage, marriage, ect.) he is not the average 10 year old. i am beyond proud of him for choosing his own path and for standing up for something that he has strong convictions about. now about that ticket to disney...
seriously, after all the negative comments and such from people in our home town, it is nice to find that the internet is filled with those that support my son.
thank you so much!
(cause i aint afraid to answer questions )
Hi, Laura !!!
Its really great to hear from u.
U certainly have a brave, very intelligent and self-confident son to be PROUD
I recognize my own traits in him, tho I never did anything that bold at age ten.
Please give him a hearty handshake from me!
That offer of a Disney Ticket IS GOOD
if u tell me where to send it
(after I return from San Diego next week; I 'm leaving tomorrow A.M. for a convention
of the International Association of Near Death Studies www.IANDS.org
I take it that his first name is Will ?
I referred to him as "Mr. Phillips" because I did not know his first name,
but then again, before I retired from practice as a trial attorney in NY,
when I was on-the-job, I always referred to juvenile litigants with
the same titles of courtesy as adults, expressing equal respect regardless of age.
(I used to think that adults talked down to kids, disrespectfully, condescendingly.)
I hope that u will show Will my first post on this thread.
I am a life-long believer in laissez faire
libertarianism and Individualism. As such, in my opinion,
no one shoud be forced into any contract against his will,
on either side of that contract. That is the reason that I said
what I did about disagreeing concerning homosexual rights.
HOWEVER, I can agree with his position as to equal rights
for homosexuals qua adopting a child, being foster parents,
and insurance coverage. I am neutral as to marriage;
I truely have no opinion as to that (except that I don 't wanna DO
May I ask how u discovered our discussion on this board?
I wonder whether Will woud like to post on this board ?