Adults make it more difficult than it needs to be. My grandchildren attended a Catholic school, receiving a conservative education that did not include anything about relationships — yet.

My husband and I, as well as my daughter, have same-sex couples as friends and when the children asked about the boy-boy/girl-girl configurations, we said exactly what your friend did — some girls like boys and some like girls and some boys like girls and some like boys. Simple.

When a religious class brought up marriage being only between a man and a woman, my grandson, to my great pride, pointed out that it can be between people of the same gender (this was after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage) and was told by the teacher that in the eyes of the Church those marriages were not valid to God. My grandson asked why and was told because God disapproved. He asked why again and the teacher said that God “makes the rules” and we can’t question those rules. My grandson pointed out that God created love and commanded us to love one another so how could a man loving a man and a woman loving a woman be wrong.

The teacher abruptly ended the class and scurried away when my grandson tried to approach her for further discussion.

Truth is, that teacher and all the other conservatives with religious views against same-sex marriage cannot refute my grandson’s argument:

God commanded us to love one another.

End of discussion.

Class over.

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