Last year was my first lobby day wtih Equality Virginia and my first time in the General Assembly Building in Richmond. I wasn’t sure I would be able to bring a camera in so I, with reluctance, left it home. However, I found out that bringing a camera in wasn’t a problem at all and so this year, the camera got to join the party.
The saddest part of the day was knowing the state senate was passing the anti-marriage amendment while we were there. It wasn’t a surprise, we knew it was going to be happening, but I find it difficult to understand how anyone can pass legislation or put an amendment on the ballot that has no purpose other than to hurt a group of people. I suppose that is naive, but even having seen the process play out over the last two years, I don’t understand that motivation.
However, putting that aside and getting back to photography…I didn’t take too many photos, but I did get a few. Next year, I think I’ll try to be a bit more focused on documenting the day.