So Wrong!!!

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© Ahmed Roberson
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Being that this is probably the MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION YEAR EVER, I expected to see all types of signs, campaigning and propaganda, but I NEVER expected to see anything like this!!!

I know it's not easy to see, but what it says is "Vote Yes on Prop 8".

The fact that it says that is not wrong as there always has to be one side against another, but what is wrong (to me) is the fact that someone/some party would pay this much money to have this sky-written!

There was another that said "Save Traditional Marriage", but with the wind and cloud movement, by the time they finished writing, it was too loose to get a clear shot.

As far as Prop 8 goes, there is always going to be misleading information about whether schools teach this or not, and as far as I know, they don't. They didn't teach this when I was in school, but today it may have changed??? More importantly, this teaches discrimination!

I for one am not gay, but I do know one thing FOR SURE! Tonight when I go to bed, I will be Ahmed, and when I wake tomorrow, whether Prop 8 passes or not, I will still be Ahmed!!

And, what about "Traditional Marriage"!? For me and my latest experiences, Marriage hasn't been "Traditional" since my parents were married! Nowadays, people are getting married for sport, and for the title, and no one is holding on for the long run like the old days!

Today's marriages last only a few months or years if you're lucky, then everyone is out for what money they can get from the one they're divorcing, and to be REALLY HONEST about it all, marriage is nothing more than a contract with the govt!

They just want to continue to know all of your business as usual. I say, if you are in love with someone, what is a govt issued piece of paper going to do for you, besides put you in a different tax bracket? You can love someone for LIFE without it!

I am not saying all of this to start an argument or debate, or upset anyone, but I am saying this to say that I feel that this is total discrimination, and that if this passes, I am still going to be me, and you are still going to be you.

For the record, I voted NO on Prop 8! It is none of my business whether someone wants to marry, "traditionally" or not.

9 responses

  • Dorothy Menosky

    Dorothy Menosky said (3 Nov 2008):

    Hooray for you!

  • Megan Green

    Megan Green gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    Wow. I can't believe that someone paid for that either....

  • Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    I AM gay and on behalf of the gay community, we thank you for your vote against discrimination.

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    Cool shot!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Nov 2008):

    Yes, hooray for you!!! I agree that couples, "traditional" or not should have the option of how they want to live their lives. However, I do believe in marriage very strongly and that is my choice. I chose marriage nearly 47 years ago and we are still married and doing well. I take my vows very seriously as does my husband. My husband is very interested in my journey to learn night photography and helps me by carrying my gear and being with me to keep me safe while I am busy photographing, trying my best to follow the tips from my night photographer expert friend :-)

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    Ahmed, this is a very interesting and newsworthy photograph. Thank you for sharing your point of view on the subject as well.

  • Melissa Ott

    Melissa Ott gave props (6 Nov 2008):

    totally agree with you! nice capture of such a discriminatory proposition that shouldn't have passed.

  • Megan Kay Brimm

    Megan Kay Brimm gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    Wow. great capture, and I love the "caption" that goes along with it. I agree completely with the "i am still me and you are still you" statement. It shouldn't matter to those who it doesn't affect.

  • Dingo Core

    Dingo Core said (18 Nov 2008):

    BOOOOOO!!! on YES, BOOOO!!!! discrimination is discrimination. nice shot, how did i miss this! i'm guessing this is in LB?

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