WASHINGTON -- Fashion icon Marc Jacobs is using his influence and design power to join in the fight for marriage equality.
In collaboration with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), 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 Human Rights Campaign" on the back.
Because of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), legally married same-sex couples are excluded from more than 1,100 federal rights and benefits of marriage — many of them related to taxes.
The unisex T-shirts retail for $35 and 100% of the net proceeds from sales will go toward HRC’s fight for equality.
Previous HRC designs have been released by Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Perry Ellis, Kenneth Cole, Alex & Chloe, Christian Siriano, Heatherette, Nike and American Apparel.