Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), has accepted a lesbian couple's invitation to dinner.

Perkins, an opponent of gay marriage, last week told CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin that he had never been to the house of a gay or lesbian married couple.

“We don't make public policy based on what's good for me and my family or you and your family,” Perkins answered a follow up question on how he would convince the couple that allowing them to marry would hurt the marriages of straight couples.

(Related: FRC's Tony Perkins asked why he dislikes gay people.)

The exchange prompted Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of the Washington D.C.-based Family Equality Council, which supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families, to invite Perkins to the home she shares with her wife and two boys.

Appearing on CNN, Chrisler said she hoped the visit would soften Perkins' feelings on gay rights.

“I don't think that I'll change his mind. But I do think that we might be able to open his heart a little bit. And I've had this conversation with lots of people who may not be in the same place that I am about these issues and I hope maybe we can move him just a little bit,” she said. (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)