Transcript for What Would You Do: Parents disapprove of their daughter's female fiancee
Let us see that ring. It's beautiful! Amy, we love seeing you so happy, honey. You look great. Thanks, dad. I'm lucky to have found someone so wonderful. I'm in love. Well, we can't wait to meet him. Any guy who makes my little girl this happy is fine by me. No, no, mom, dad, I'm engaged to a woman. Libby, my girlfriend. Actualour fiance now. Hi! Wait, you're the fiance? Yeah, I'm Libby. Really nice to meet you. Amy, sweetheart, no. We thought dating girls was just a phase. You can't actually marry a woman. Reporter: These young women are ready to say I do, but her parents are saying we don't. They say love is patient, love issued -- is kind, well, these parents are anything but that. Do you support the blushing brides-to-be and remind mom and dad that love is love? Or do you let this family figure out their own happily ever after? What would you do? This isn't a phase. We're getting married and we'd love your blessing. Libby, I'm sure you're a lovely girl, but in our family, women marry men. Right, like Normal people. Rng to the chapel and they're gonna to get married. But first, they're headed to the eveready diner in Brewster, new York. Guy? I'm engaged to a woman. Libby, I told you about her. My girlfriend Libby. N wait just one second. You're marrying a woman? Is that what you're trying to tell us? I can't believe what I'm hearing. Reporter: This woman clearly overhears the parents' disapproval. I'm in love with her. No, you can't be in love with her. That's not possible. You haven't met the right man yet. We have to find you the right man. Reporter: She watches T family drama unfold from her front row seat. Hi. Hey. So -- Mom, dad, this is Libby. Hi. Nice to meet you. No. You know, Libby, I'm sure you're a nice girl, but in our family, marriage is between a man and a woman. I do ask you to just give us your blessing. Our blessing? Yes. You don't have our blessing. We're going to step out for a moment. Come on. Reporter: When the parents jilt the young women, she offers her support. I'll pray for your parents. I have an interracial marriage, you know, and I had problems with his parents, so, I get it. But you have to live your life. I want to be with the woman I love and I want to have my parents' support. You may not be able to have both, at least not now. Maybe they'll come around. Our culture is so much different now than in your dad and your mom's generation, as it was in my parents' generation. I will pray for you guys. Reporter: Hi, ma'am. How are you? How's it going? Hi! Good, how are you? Reporter: Why did you speak up? I'm in an interracial marriage, so, I know some of those struggles. Reporter: You said it hasn't gone easy that way. No, the first four years, I never knew his family. His parents never knew any black people. And all they could relate to were the sitcoms on TV and when they finally met me they're like, "Oh, wow." Reporter: Why should we speak up? Why should we speak up? Because intolerance is not acceptable. But I will speak up probably more louder than the next person because I lived it. Reporter: Our parents continue to reject their daughter's fiance. Marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not going to pay for this wedding. You have to understand it. I am certainly not going to pay for this wedding. We're going to get some air. Wait, guys -- Ridiculous. Reporter: When the girls are left alone, patrons offer words of encouragement. My brother and his partner have been together since he was 18 and my brother's 58 right now. I know it's not easy, but you got to follow your heart. Just remember that. I apologize, but I think your parents are totally wrong. They should actually love you for who you are. I don't understand why people are closed-minded. I really don't. I feel bad for you guys. I'm sorry. Reporter: We're rolling again. I love Libby. I love her. Reporter: This time, after our parents step outside, we tell our brides-to-be to leave the diner. Lets just go. Ls -- you have to follow your heart. Do what you have to do. Reporter: And these women stop them on their way out to shower the girls with advice. You have to do what you have to do for you. A parent wants their child to be happy. That's why we're saying your parents will come around. And if they don't -- And if theyn't, they're going to miss out on your joy. Reporter: Good, good. All right, we'll break it. Time to meet these supportive mothers. I knew it! I knew it. I watch your show all the time. Reporter: Thank you, wow. But I didn't think you'd come to Brewster. Reporter: You stopped them on the way out. Well, we were just bursting, wanting to say sguau. I just think that the parents would miss out on so much if they disowned their child. Reporter: This couple knows what it takes to make a marriage last. I just want to let you know I'm engaged! Oh my. Kidding? Oh, my word, it's beautiful. I'm happy for you. Oh, thank you. 61 years here. Oh, congratulations. Our secret is, we go out to dinner twice a week. She goes on Tuesdays, I go on Thursdays. Reporter: But once again, the wedding bells stop ringing when her fiance arrives. Hi. Hi. What is this relationship? Are you the man of the couple? How does this work? Who wears the wedding dress? It's not like that at all. Well, Libby, what? Did you propose? Are you the boy with the short hair, is that what this is? You proposed to the girl? We're just going to step out. Reporter: As soon as we send the girls away, this man gets up from his seat and offers the parents some words of wisdom. They really shocked the daylights out of you. Yes, they did. Yeah. We have friends of ours, the same thing has happened. They were very, very shocked, but in the final Su order to not lose the love of their kids, they go along with it. But it's wrong. Oh, I agree with you, but they don't see it that way. You remember when you were in seventh and eighth grade, do you remember the thrill of holding a girl's hand? Can you imagine that with another boy? But it happens. Reporter: Time to introduce ourselves. Hi, sir, how are you?, for crying out loud. Are you serious? Reporter: It's "What would you do?" It was a tough situation, huh? Yeah, absolutely, sure. If you say that you're not going to support them in any way, you're going to disown them, the rift just grows and grows and grows and makes it worse. So, you're betting off by just letting it -- accepting it. You love your kids. You may not understand it, but
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