How can two gay guys be in favor of legal same-sex marriage and huge fans of the traditional family without wanting to marry?
So to D.J. it didn't make any sense that his two dads, both boys, would contemplate marrying each other, ... Boys weren't supposed to be interested in marriage any more than they were supposed to be interested in dolls or dresses or fairy tales about princesses.
I do think people should get married
One hundred years, ... America will be last. America's always last. Great Britain did away with slavery 100 years before we did and it was a vote, not a war. Pakistan has had a female prime minister and we're still just fantasizing about a female president.
To keep the peace, I do show things to my family before they come out, ... It's like a 'heads up, here's what I'm writing. If you really have a problem with it or you're never going to talk to me again, give me a call.'
At that point, I had 50,000 to 80,000 words written about the house. Instead, it became a sequel to The Kid in a way
They're used to it, ... It isn't the first time I've written about my family history or dragged everyone into a book.
It's like wearing ill-fitting garments, ... They don't quite fit.
It hasn't changed the way we live or relate to each other, ... But there is this intangible, hard-to-pin-down sense of permanence that is hard to describe.
There's going to be some places where you're treated with respect and dignity and some places where you'd have to be a fool to live, ... So, there will be places where people can get their hair done well and places where they can't.
The truly revolutionary promise of our nation's founding document is the freedom to pursue happiness-with-a-capital-H.
How can you tell somebody who is pursuing happiness that they're somehow not American when that was the very first promise that America made?
A huge part of what animates homophobia among young people is paranoia and fear of their own capacity to be gay themselves.
A lot of people are living their lives online in much more public ways with Facebook and Twitter.
Actual gay people can make many others feel uncomfortable and paranoid because they don't know and can't articulate what makes a person gay, and they worry that maybe they themselves are gay.