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You Can't Legislate Love, No. 1 (2012) | by - PhotoSmith -
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You Can't Legislate Love, No. 1 (2012)

Normally, I treat my photographs as Rhorschach tests, providing little context to what I was thinking when I made them, leaving them open to the viewers' interpretation.


For this, the first in an experimental series, I'm telling you exactly what I was thinking and here's why:


On September 13th, the North Carolina Legislature proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would ban legal recognition for all unmarried couples, strip protections and benefits from families across our state, hurt our business climate and economic development and put our children in danger.


As a human being, a devoted husband and a native North Carolinian, it saddens, disappoints and enrages me that our state's legislators chose to spend what little time they hold session to weave bigotry, hate and restrictions on the basic freedom of being able to choose whom to love into our Constitution.


When you vote, vote against Amendment One.


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No actual nudity is displayed. The contact between the models is non-sexual in nature.


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Taken on April 6, 2012