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Freedom to Marry
At LUSH we believe that ALL our employees, customers and communities are valued and should be protected equally. We also care deeply about how these issues affect our staff, customers and the communities in which we live and work. In June 2011 we worked with Freedom to Marry to fight for marriage equality.
With our campaign partners Freedom to Marry, we asked the U.S. Federal Government to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, which would effectively overturn the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). DOMA denies committed gay and lesbian couples the right to marry, and deprives them and their families the 1138 civil rights that come with federal marriage recognition.
Freedom to Marry is the campaign to win marriage nationwide. They work to win the freedom to marry in more states, grow the national majority for marriage, and end federal marriage discrimination. To support their incredible work, we created (and sold out of), a limited edition Freedom Foamer bubble bar and 100% of the proceeds totaling $70,000 went to their continued efforts for marriage equality.
For more information on their ongoing work , please visit Freedom to Marry
Customers and community members across North America came out to support the Freedom to Marry, we had over 7000 postcard petitions signed and Kiss and Tell demonstrations were held in shops across North America. At the very end of our campaign, same-sex marriage became legal in the state of New York on June 24, 2011 and came into effect one month later. Currently nine states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex couples to marry with more initiatives and campaigns underway.