Mayor's daughter leads him to the right answer

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I came across an amazing video featuring the mayor of San Diego, California. In it, he explains that, contrary to what everyone expected, he planned to "sign a resolution that the city council passed yesterday directing the city attorney to file a brief in support of gay marriage." Over the course of five emotional minutes, he explains that while he had previously supported "separate but equal" civil unions for gays and lesbians, when it came time to put pen to paper, he had to go with his heart and sign the resolution.

As he stands there, with his wife by his side, tears threatening to burst forth at any moment, he explains that while he had previously supported civil unions and domestic partnerships he had "personally wrestled with that position ever since." He goes on to say that "The arrival of the resolution to sign or veto in my office late last night... forced me to reflect and search my soul for the right thing to do. The right thing for me to do is to sign this resolution."

The reason for his coming to this decision was none other than his daughter who is, he mentioned, a lesbian. "I have close family members and friends who are members of the gay and lesbian community," he said. "Those folks include my daughter Lisa as well as members of my personal staff." This had to be a very difficult step for the mayor to take and I applaud him for doing the right thing.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.