When we talk to people who insist strongly--
“I was taught and I will always believe that marriage
is between a man and a woman,
Try responding like Senator Haugen of the State of Washington did recently.
“For me personally, I have always believed in traditional marriage between a man and a woman. “That is what I believe, to this day. But this issue isn’t about just what I believe. It’s about respecting others, including people who may believe differently than I. It’s about whether everyone has the same opportunities for love and companionship and family and security that I have enjoyed.”For your friends and relatives who are traditional—but reasonable, try responding this way.