Last Friday, I was over the moon excited for those who were given equal rights. My 5 year old son asked me what I was so happy about. I told him what the Supreme Court was and the decision they made for the country.
I told him that men could now choose to have a partnership with other men and they would have the same rights as anyone else. I told him that sometimes, a man falls in love with another man, and sometimes a woman falls in love with another woman. They are happy.
He was completely blasé about it. He said, “Oh.”
The reason for this is because he was never told what to believe about it, and if I have any say in it, he never will.
He can make his own decisions about how he wants to view the world. I will not force anything onto him. I will not make him feel guilty for who he is or what he believes.