We had pretty much decided not to do any campaigning for this election on our lawn. We live in a conservative area and are just starting to make friends around here, so I think Josh & I just didn't want to antagonize the neighbors with our leftist-leanings.
Until Josh noticed a "Yes on Prop 8" yard sign just a few houses away (for non-locals, Prop 8 strives to take away the newly-granted right to marriage for gays & lesbians in California). And you know, that's just unacceptable. I can not for the life of me wrap my mind around the idea that gay and lesbian couples have any fewer rights than any of the rest of us. And I think that we have a responsibility to make our feelings known. If the neighbors hadn't started spouting their bigotry, we could have kept our mouths shut. But keeping quiet in the face of injustice is not right and not what we want to teach Dash.
So we made this sign (there are no "No on 8" yard signs to be found locally, and ordering online would take too long for delivery). It may alienate us from the neighborhood. But honestly, we don't really want to be friends with bigots anyway.
If you want to make one, too, you can find the pdf here. If you want to make a big one like we did, email me & I'll send you the enlarged jpeg files.