Love = Love: 12-year-old boy fights Amendment One, for his moms [VIDEO]

Contributed by Mimi Schiffman:

Twelve-year-old Isak Atkins-Pearcy loves Legos, doughnuts and fighting for what he believes in.

“I think in a world where everything is right, you could love anyone you wanted to.”

He’s been fighting alongside his parents and with his junior high GSA to defeat North Carolina’s proposed constitutional amendment which will be decided in the May 8th primary.

Amendment One would place in the constitution the following language: “Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state.”

Meet Isak, and hear a fresh perspective on relationships from a young man, full of conviction and love for his family.

Production: Mimi Schiffman
Music: “April,” Marcel Pequel
Artistic Direction: Isak Atkins-Pearcy

Mimi Schiffman is a photographer, videographer and multimedia producer pursuing a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This work is a part of a documentary project she is producing on marriage equality for her thesis. The work is being released in the lead-up to the 2012 North Carolina primaries where voters will be asked to decide on a constitutional amendment which could render many established same-gender couples and their families legal strangers in the eyes of the law.

Mimi’s work is being posted on Huffington Post.

“Love = Love” was filmed in Durham, NC.

4 Comments

  1. Nonanon

    April 24, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    That would be one thing, but the amendment doesn’t have anything to do with who you can love, it’s about constutionally recognizing marriage as between one man and one woman, for the purpose of procreating the species, not the gender bending politics of the radical left wing sodomite agenda.

  2. Ricky Leung

    April 24, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    But it has absolutely everything to do with who you can love. Same sex couples do have means to have biological or adoptive children. Whether you view marriage as a symbolic expression of love, or a legally recognized union, it still has real life consequences. Such a union allows partners to deal with issues like hospital visitations and guardian rights of both partners for their children (if something happens to one of the parents, the surviving parent would not lose her or his children either to the state). So what the Amendment will do is tear apart these couples and families from those they love.

  3. Jack

    April 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    The Amendment One debate has revealed the fear and hatred that is near the surface of daily life in North Carolina.

    If approved by voters Amendment One will have dire consequences on daily life in North Carolina. Men, women, and children will become the target of discrimination, hate and fear and it will not be so subtle. Once the stamp of approval is given via the state’s Constitution there are those who will believe they have a right, the entitlement or perhaps the authority to assure that the gender bending politics of the radical left wing sodomite agenda is wiped out.

    History has proven that it’s one small step from implementing hate law to allowing hate crimes against humanity.

  4. david esmay

    April 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    @nonanon, man you are thick, marriage has nothing to do with procreation, it is a legal contract. If you want to inject some biblical reference in your own marriage, that’s fine, just keep it to yourself. Your beliefs are yours, don’t foist them on me or anyone else.