We interrupt the daily design news for a reality check! Today, the people of North Carolina are voting on a disgusting and backwards law called Amendment 1. It seeks to further define marriage to the exclusion of same-sex couples, as well as opposite-sex couples who have been existing peacefully in civil unions. It’s incredibly sad and frustrating to me that our elected lawmakers are even allowed to put such a homophobic and single-minded agenda on the table. The only ‘solace’ is in knowing that we will all eventually look back on this with utter shame and embarrassment as we did with racism and civil rights.
Jon Knox has written a brave and thoughtful post about Amendment 1 here. A snippet reads:
There is enough love and opportunity available in this world to enable you to be yourself and live your life however you want, every single day — to accept love, success, happiness, and respect without guilt or hesitation. All of the ballots and bigots in the world combined do not have the power to take that away from you – so don’t let them.
Go read the whole thing. JEREMYRIAD.com supports equality and human rights for all. Click through for a few more of the gayest toy images I could find in five minutes.