I was going to ask if you knew why he objected, but more importantly, have you asked specifically why he objects? Men sometimes have a hard time articulating their feelings, but if he is going to object so strongly, then he needs to say why. And not "it's weird" or "they shouldn't be able to ask for it" or any of those other crap arguments. What is he afraid of? As one of the excellent PPs said above, the burden of proof should be on him.