There are a lot of emotions surrounding the idea of marriage. Honestly, I've never planned to enter into any type of union, but that's not the point. Being a typical libra I'm uncomfortable with inequality.
I brought my boyfriend to my parents house once after I came out (2004) and was politely asked to no do it again...and I've respected their wishes. I actually don't ever expect any partner I have (no matter how long we've been together) to be accepted in my parent's home.
My sister eloped with a non-Mormon in Hawaii and although emotions were strained with my family for a time they all attended their commitment ceremony in Hawaii. Also, her husband would not be excluded from family events based on their relationship.
Is it just me, or does that sound like a double standard?
Me, playing the part of myself, I think about the future and potential scenarios...
I have 4 unmarried siblings, how should I respond (or not respond) to invitations to their legally, socially and religiously endorced unions?
Should I set asside my ideals and principles about the issue, or should I try to level out the playing field in my own little world?
Should I only attend weddings when both parties support gay marriage 100% and the officiating entity does as well?
Is this fair? or is it just petty?