On the morning of Sunday September 24 2017 I approached the shopkeepers in High Street Ashburton, offering them the opportunity to display a “YES” placard in their shop, to indicate their support for marriage equality.
I have previously documented an incident that arose that morning while I was attending Bakers Delight. As a side note, I’m overjoyed to say that to date, almost a week after the Yes vote was announced on Wednesday November 15, Bakers Delight still have their YES placard on prominent display in their shop window.
On the morning of Saturday November 18, as I was driving down High Street, I spotted a massive YES symbol carefully spray painted on the exterior wall of the barber shop. This was in the same design of the placard I supplied to the shopkeepers in the street, presumably inspired by the several placards visible along the street. Adorning the placard was the hashtag #YESASHY, by way of saying “Ashburton says Yes”.
As a resident in the adjoining suburb Ashwood, I am proud to associate myself with the #YESASHY campaign, and thank the artist for their time, money and initiative in furthering the cause of equality.