It’s Time to Make History

As photographer for the Yes Equality Sligo campaign, in recent weeks Aminah has enjoyed photographing politicians representing various supportive parties here in Sligo, Ireland, the local Yes Team, the campaign’s launch at The Model and the arrival of the Yes Bus from Dublin.

The referendum is today. A message from Aminah on the issue of children, which has been heavily debated in this campaign:

“Every child deserves to grow up feeling loved, safe, protected and free to be themselves. Who provides that for them, whether it be a biological parent, a grandmother, an aunt, an older sibling, a foster parent, an adoptive parent or whoever, is quite frankly irrelevant. Patchwork families are a fact of life and as somebody who grew up in a loving patchwork family, I can vouch for the fact that relatives aren’t necessarily family. Family are the people whom you know will love you anyway, the people you know you can trust.

“This afternoon Ireland is set to become the first country in the world to legalise gay marriage through popular vote. How proud I am to be here in this moment and to have been a part of this campaign. There is literally a rainbow hanging over Dublin today, so it looks like God approves after all.”

Party in Tricky McGarrigles tonight is the word on the street…

2015 may 23