American Apparel — I remember when I first heard of American Apparel, about eight years ago. I couldn’t believe how wonderful it sounded: sweatshop-free clothing, made right here in the U.S. of A. The company vocally supportssensible immigration reform and same-sex marriage and uses a “vertically integrated” business model that “minimizes the use of sub-contractors and offshore labor.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? However, like Whole Foods, American Apparel suffers from a problem of a bad-apple founder and CEO — in this case, Dov Charney. More than a dozen female American Apparel employees…read more
[From: care2] Iowa State Senator Merlin Bartz took his crusade to undermine the right Iowans have to marry, regardless of sexual orientation, to the state’s campgrounds by calling into question the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) decision to allow gay couples to pitch an extra tent when camping at state parks. The DNR, in light of the fact that same sex marriage is legal in Iowa, wants to change the current language of its family policy from “husband and wife” to “spouse” which would allow same sex couples the same…read more
[From NY1 ] Many New Yorkers are taking to the streets to vent their frustrations, after the State Senate voted down a bill that would have given gay and lesbian couples the right to marry in New York State. See how your senator voted on same-sex marriage in New York State. Marriage Equality New York is hosting a rally in Union Square tonight, one day after the long awaited same-sex marriage bill was rejected by a vote of 24-38. The bill passed the State Assembly for the second time Tuesday…read more
‘Star Trek’ actor and gay activist George Takei and husband Brad Altman this Tuesday, October 13th, become the first same-sex couple to ever appear on ‘The Newlywed Game, which now airs on the Game Show Network.