Cuppa and I are blessed to have two wonderful daughters. They are both kind, gentle, compassionate, and generous human beings. The younger daughter (D2 or Lady Bug or just Bug) is gay. Although I'm sure that some of my readers have read between the lines and figured it out, I neither hide it nor flaunt it. While I am proud of her, I am neither proud nor ashamed of her sexual orientation, just as I am neither proud nor ashamed of my own. Whether arrived at by nature or nurture, our proclivities are what they are and totally natural to each one of us.
Bug recently shared with us the news that she and Puff were engaged to be married. It's legal in Canada, you know, and most of us seem to be comfortable with the concept of equal rights for all. I don't know where you, dear reader, stand on this issue, and I truly don't want to argue gayness or gay marriage here and now although I am supporitve – obviously.
It's a different notion, and, at first blush, we might react less enthusiastically to a gay engagement than a hetero one, but marriage really means the same to all who desire to enter into it. Forget orientation for a minute, and just think about how magically wonderful it is for two people to love each other so much that they are willing to pledge a lifetime of commitment and allegiance.
That's what I thought about as I processed the news, and I rejoiced.
Bug and Puff have landed in Tokyo to begin their Asian adventure, and they have started a blog, A Team Adventures.
Here they are on Canada Day, dressed wildly and flamboyantly – as usual – Bug on the left, and Puff on the right.