I’m a straight guy and live in a state that until recently was considered pretty conservative. I am also a wedding photographer and I have never, not once photographed a same sex wedding or commitment. There is a very good reason for this no, not because I have any issues with the concept, but I’ve never been asked – I’d have no problem photographing any wedding if we clicked (no pun intended) with the couple.
I’m a huge believer that people should be free to do as they wish, assuming they don’t do anything that will affect other people in the process. If two people (any two people) want to get married, what is it to do with me?
So I’m rather surprised and a bit dismayed at the vote in California to uphold the ruling that marriage is only for heterosexual couples. I certainly hope that civil rights organizations are able to put this crazy decision right at some point – the California decision is a big step backwards. And what about the 1,800 couples already married in the state? How can you say they are married but not allowing the same thing for others?
Here in New Hampshire we have same sex marriage going through the legislature. I hope that Governor Lynch has the bollocks to sign it.
So what’s next for California? A ban on mixed race marriage? Sometimes the law is indeed an ass!!
Do you agree or are your views different to mine? How should this issue be resolved at a national level?
photo credit: laverrue