In a breakout session on networking strategies, we heard a lot of the same old/same old,like reaching out to various ethnic interest groups and creating a speaker’s bureau of advocates for “marriage equality.” So, again, my eyes began to glaze over yet again, then I started talking with an adorable guy from Davis. So, my interests were elsewhere. 🙂
But, my ears perked up when one woman said we need to have conversations with people who voted “Yes” on Proposition 8 and to listen to their concerns. I hope people listened to her. The more we engage those who oppose gay marriage, with the goal of understanding their concerns, the better we will be able to change their minds.