Take a walk in my sneakers...or his high heels?

"We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path." (Paulo Coelho)

In the light of New York legalizing gays to marry and Rhode Island allowing civil unions I thought that quote would be appropriate. I was just in a very heated discussion on Facebook with a guy that went to my high school who could not understand why gay people want equal rights, he also stated : " if marriage is NOT merely between a man/woman, but can be man/man or woman/woman, like it always has been, is a man/bird or woman/cat or man/daughter marriage allowed?"

From that statement he had everyone heated. Since I am a mother of two amazing kids and animal lover,I found his comment completely appalling and insulting.Incest...REALLY?! Genetically we can't reproduce with our own family members...and it's gross. everyone pretty much attacked this guy because he couldn't come back with anything that made sense or wasn't based on his beliefs. It just really saddens me when things like this come up and reminds me of how safe we are in Vermont. Will we come across a lot of people like this when we move? Or will we be able to educate them on the subject?

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