As a former social worker I know that stereotypes flourish in ignorance, so if I could show how ordinary most same sex marriages are, it might help change the attitudes that led to the passage of Proposition 8 in California. As a photographer, I trust that my camera is the best tool I can use. And I knew just who to ask: my dear friends Scott Weldon and Phil Ouellette who have been together since 1988 and married since 2008.
When I shared my idea with them, they graciously invited me to come to San Diego and stay with them for two weeks in February 2010. During those two weeks Scott and Phil gave me free access to photograph every moment of their days and nights. Their willingness to open their intimate lives to public scrutiny is remarkable. In my opinion, it shows the depth of their commitment to the struggle for equal rights.
And on June 26, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court proved Phil and Scott right: Prop 8 was ruled unconstitutional.