For the past few months, I have been working on a project with staff photographer Chris Zuppa about gay marriage in the Tampa Bay area to go along with the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions on DOMA and Prop 8. We spent time with 4 families around the area, documenting their lives and discussing what equality means to them. As journalists, we have the challenge of showing how a national story will affect members of our community. Zuppa and I felt this was a great way to show our readers how these decision will impact our area.
Thanks to Joe, Steve, Phil, Ed, Sharon, Robyn, Danielle and Fredericka for opening up their lives and allowing us to hang out and photograph their lives.