Tonight, just before we left my in-laws, Hollyoaks came on to the TV and before turning it over, E spotted a boy on there and told my MiL that she liked him and he was her boyfriend. My MiL laughed and said they could get married. A girl came on the screen and E then said she could marry her, followed by 'girls can marry girls and boys can marry boys. And boys and girls can marry'.  I caught the end of the conversation but I was so proud of her I could burst.  

You see, my StepDad has always had something to say about gay people.  I don't think it is that he is necessarily homophobic, it's just how he's been raised. I am well aware of how much of an excuse that sounds but I have no other way to describe it. He has reined his views in somewhat over the years but every now and then, something will pop out from him that is uncalled for and I don't think he even realises what he is saying. For example, he'll always say the lesbian couple a few doors down rather than the couple a few doors down. Is there any need to mention their sexuality?

So far as I'm concerned, love is love. Who that is between, who cares so long as everyone is happy and healthy? I wanted E and T, to think the same so whenever anyone has mentioned boyfriends, e.g. in a jokey way, I've always dropped into the conversation in some way "..or girlfriend" so that its no big deal and I hope it always stays that way.  

I told them tonight, I don't care who they love or marry so long as they're nice to her, Mummy likes them and they buy Mummy chocolate.  Seems reasonable to me? 

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