Should you happen to be over at NorthPark or the Galleria around, say, 11:38 a.m. this Saturday (and some rarely aren’t!), you may want to stop by LUSH Cosmetics. According to a press release, that’s when LUSH employees, customers and supporters will be staging a “Kiss and Tell” in support of marriage equality:
“The ‘Kiss and Tell’ will be taking place at LUSH stores across North America at exactly 11:38 a.m. to signify the number of protections, responsibilities and rights that are currently denied to same-sex couples and their families under the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA),” the press release states. “LUSH, in partnership with Freedom to Marry, is calling on the U.S. federal government to pass the Respect for Marriage Act, which would allow same-sex couples and their families access to the 1,138 civil rights that come with federal marriage recognition and ultimately their right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
The release goes on to say that for two weeks starting this past Monday, LUSH stores are serving as “campaign centers” where people can get information about the rights denied to same-sex couples and sign petitions calling on the federal government to overturn the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. And you can even purchase a limited edition Freedom Foamer Bubble Bar ($5.95), with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Freedom to Marry’s campaign to end marriage discrimination. Which, by the way, is more than the 10 percent that went to the It Gets Better Project from the Old Navy gay Pride T-shirt you’ll undoubtedly be wearing when you lock lips with that stranger at LUSH.
Full press release below …