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David Sedaris father is against same-sex marriage "It sends the wrong message to children"

In North Carolina, there was this thing called Amendment One that made gay marriage unconstitutional, and my father could not wait to tell me he voted for it. “It sends the wrong message to children,” he said. “That would be what?” I asked. My sister-in-law is gay and she's been with her partner for years and they have kids, and she can't marry the mother of her children. What message does that send? He was like, “A lot of times you get these girls in college and they don't know what they want.” It was then I realized he listens to crackpot talk radio and he doesn't know better and he's trying to keep things straight in his mind. It really made me mad. My sisters are always like, “But he's 90,” but I'm not going to give him that break. It's been a long journey for him, but you know what? It has been a long journey for me, too. Even though I don't want to get married, I don't think it's fair that men like my father should get to decide that. -David Sedaris


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