COLE’S MARRIAGE PROPOSAL: Kenneth Cole has once again teamed with the Human Rights Campaign to raise awareness for marriage equality. He has designed a limited-edition T-shirt marking the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic 2013 marriage rulings. The T-shirt features a red HRC equal sign logo inlaid with the text, “Unite the States of America…Support Marriage Equality for all of U.S.” So far, 19 states plus the District of Columbia have given same-sex couples the freedom to marry.
“For 25 years, the company has been advocating for equal rights. Many states have passed marriage-equality laws, we hope our shirt will remind people that marriage is still not an option for all and in turn help to Unite the States of America,” said Cole.
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The crewneck T-shirts retail for $35 and will be available on shop.hrc.org and in HRC stores in Provincetown, Mass., San Francisco and Washington, D.C. To further raise awareness, employees in all 99 Kenneth Cole retail and outlet stores nationwide will be wearing the T-shirt. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the shirt go to support HRC’s fight for LGBT equality.