Designer Dish. Marc Jacobs Teams Up With HRC for Marriage Equality Rights

April 14, 2011 • Fashion


Marc Jacobs has never been shy about his relationships, having sent the rumor mill spinning a couple years ago when he allegedly married longtime beau Lorenzo Martone, only to publicly split several months later. But regardless of his own relationship status, Jacobs believes that all married people should share the same rights and has now devised a way to get that message public.

HRC is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. Because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, legally married same-sex couples are excluded from more than 1,100 federal rights and benefits of marriage — many of them related to taxes.

In collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign, Jacobs has designed a limited edition T-shirt featuring the image of a lesbian couple with their child and the words, “I pay my taxes, I want my RIGHTS!” on the front, and “Marc Jacobs Proudly Supports HRC” on the back. The unisex T-shirts retail for $35 and net proceeds will go toward HRC’s fight for equality. Previous designs have been released by Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Kenneth Cole, Alex & Chloe, Christian Siriano, Heatherette, Nike and American Apparel.

The limited-edition cotton T-shirts are being offered at HRC stores in Provincetown, Mass; San Francisco, Palm Springs, Washington, D.C., and through so scoop yours up now!

-Alia Rajput

Article and Photo Source: WWD


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