Sunday, October 26, 2008

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.


Jennifer said...

Good for you! I've seen those yes on 8 signs, too, and it makes me so angry. Did you know it's the first piece of California legislation EVER written to ELIMINATE rights?? NO indeed.

design_guy2k said...


Hi there, I'm the designer who created that poster and I wanted to thank you for using it! This is the first time I've seen a picture of it out and in use outside of a cubical in an office!

And, more importantly, I appreciate the support 'for No on 8'.

Hope you and your family have a fantastic Halloween! I'm suddenly craving chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin bread...hmmmm


design_guy2k said...

Exciting news - check out Shepard Fairey of iconic "Obama" poster fame created his version of my Defend Equality poster! - Aaron