Monday, March 23, 2009
Chance Nalley, a 32-year-old math teacher from the Columbia Secondary School, is having a commitment ceremony with his partner...and he has invited the entire seventh grade to attend.
“They kept asking if they were invited,” he said of his students at Columbia, a selective public school that specializes in math, science and engineering. “Originally, I said no. But when I found a venue that turned out to be big enough I said, ‘O.K., you can come.’ I invited their parents, too.”
There are some haters, but others are open to it.
I think this is wonderful. It takes courage for him to open his life to his students. I think this can be a good lesson for them. This is life...and as the times change, it will be good for our children to see love and the celebration of love. I really hope this works out.