Dear straight friend:
I've been keeping up with you and the family on Facebook, and I have to say, the vacation pictures looked awesome, and the kids are so tall now! The other thing Facebook has allowed me to see is all your likes and comments, so I just want to set a few Facebook ground rules for our friendship, OK?
- I know you are a Republican and you are feverish in your support of Romney and Ryan. They make a really cute couple! Go on and support them and click those like buttons. But as my friend, you need to let them know you won't support their anti-gay stance. Because if you vote for them but don't tell them that my love for Paul is equal to your love for Susan, then you are telling me that my husband is second-class, and I'm afraid we can't be friends. Yeah, I know, you just want jobs and a future for your kids and my marriage is not really your main concern. Guess what? We want the same things, and there is no reason we can't have it all.
Those are the rules. I don't think I'm asking too much. It all boils down to common decency. I'm glad we had this little talk. Aren't you? Let's go get a beer.
William Dameron's personal blog is The Authentic Life.