John M. Becker

Dear Abby: Reach Out to Anti-Equality Relatives

Filed By John M. Becker | August 12, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: advice column, Dear Abby, etiquette, gay marriage, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, wedding

"Invite your family to the wedding. Because they love you and have accepted your partner, they may wish to attend. Remember, the concept of marriage equality is a very new one and not everyone adapts quickly to change. Regardless of whether they have a problem calling you married, the fact is you will be married according to the laws of your state. And that's what is important."

-- Jeanne Phillips, a.k.a. Dear Abby, advising a same-sex couple planning their wedding to invite, rather than exclude, relatives who haven't completely come around on marriage equality. Phillips is a well-known and outspoken supporter of marriage equality herself.

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