The lawyer who defended Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court apparently has a gay daughter — and seeing her happy with another woman is helping him change his mind on marriage equality.
Attorney Charles Cooper reportedly learned that his daughter is gay while he was still handling the pivotal Prop 8 case. Like many politicians before him (er, the president, a while back) he says his views on marriage equality are “evolving,” but he has publicly stated he’s happy to be helping his daughter plan her upcoming wedding in Washington, D.C. He’s also not the first public figure whose views change after a child comes out.
"My views evolve on issues of this kind the same way as other people’s do, and how I view this down the road may not be the way I view it now, or how I viewed it ten years ago," Cooper said in journalist Jo Becker’s book "Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality." …
"My daughter Ashley’s path in life has led her to happiness with a lovely young woman named Casey, and our family and Casey’s family are looking forward to celebrating their marriage in just a few weeks," he said.
Now that’s a pretty cool turnaround. Wishing him the best in his “evolution,” and a happy wedding day for all.
Picked up our license!
Just got asked by the most beautiful lady if I would marry her legally! Adding to my collection of wedding rings is this beautiful tree ring she bought me ❤️❤️❤️
We’re already married, but not legally. Yesterday I asked my beautiful wife to legally marry me on our real weddings anniversary in May. I didn’t propose the first time so I thought it only fitting propose this time.
Oh my god lesbian weddings always make me crryyy!!! This one is so cute I’m going to die!!!
Legislator Carlos Bruce, who proposed the change in the law, hopes that it will make Peru “a more dignified and decent country for everyone, including minorities.”