Mother: Marriage is between a man and a woman.
Natt: You know, not long ago the majority of Americans thought blacks and whites had no business getting married either.
Mother: That's different, and you know it.
Natt: No. I think it revolves around the same, tired ideology; and if they ban same-sex marriages I hope they ban interracial marriages too.
Father: Natt's got a point.
Mother: How can you say that?
Father: She's not saying she disapproves of interracial marriage; she's saying it's a matter of the same principles.
Now, my father doesn't think same-sex marriages should be allowed, but I loved finding out that he and I have the same logic. Also, to understand why my mother was so scandalized, one might bear in mind that she is white and my father is black. Always a sensitive subject in the household.