I have long believed that getting to know someone who is LGBTQ is the quickest way to recognize the justice of marriage equality. Conversely, I have observed that many people who do not have LGBTQ friends or relatives are unlikely to make that empathetic realization.
Tony Perkins, who heads the Family Research Council in Washington, opposes same-sex marriage. However, he has agreed to the idea of dining at the home of a married gay couple, after saying he had never done so in an interview with CNN.
"My wife and I will be glad to respond when we receive the invitation to find a time that works," Perkins said in a statement to CNN on Monday, referring to the invitation.