The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.
Attorney Charles Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is evolving after having argued in court that gay unions could undermine marriages between a man and a woman.
I'm glad Cooper is publicly talking about this. His story may give other people an opportunity to evolve on the issue. And I'm especially glad that Cooper's daughter was brave enough to come out to her dad. But Jesus Christ, I wish people would learn to develop a little bit of fucking empathy before the issue directly affects their lives.