Friday, June 17, 2011

FRIDAY FAVORITES -- LUSH Cosmetics


I've talked about LUSH before, but they have really proven to be my favorite thing this week. LUSH has started a full-fledged campaign with Freedom to Marry that aims to help end marriage inequality, which is a cause that is very close to my heart.

Did you know that in the US, same sex couples are denied 1138 rights that are given to heterosexual married couples? Just to be clear, that is one thousand, one hundred and thirty-eight rights. If you think that's not a big deal, I assure you that it is.

From their website:
We, along with our campaign partners Freedom to Marry, are calling for 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. We want to see an end to the ongoing discrimination against thousands of couples and families across America. Together, let's make same-sex marriage legal in the United States.
Now for the important (and fun!) stuff.. How can you support LUSH and help make this goal a reality?

BUY A (LIMITED EDITION) VEGAN FREEDOM FOAMER FOR $5.95
Link to buy one is in the purple text above! :)
Again from their website:

Lay back and soak in sparkling, emerald-green waters and mounds of fluffy bubbles. We've created a limited edition bubble bar with the uplifting and refreshing scents of lemon, lime and grapefruit oils - perfect for long, languid summer soaks. We also think it's the perfect antidote to weary soles and a respite for freedom fighters. LUSH is proud to partner with Freedom to Marry and their efforts to end discrimination in America. All proceeds from the sale of this bubble bar will be donated to Freedom to Marry to support their "Why Marriage Matters" campaign.
To find out more, visit www.freedomtomarry.org.
 SIGN THEIR ONLINE PETITION

SUBMIT YOUR KISS & TELL STORY

and

JOIN THEM TOMORROW FOR A NATIONWIDE INSTORE KISS & TELL


One last time from their website:
Are you ready to take action? Join us to kiss marriage inequality goodbye! Bring your significant other and/or family to your local LUSH shop on June 18th. In light of the 1138 rights denied to same sex couples at 11:38am exactly (local time) LUSH staff, customers, family and friends will be simultaneously Kissing in support of marriage equality and Telling the government to make same-sex marriage legal by signing postcards addressed to state representatives. Our goal is to get at least 1138 couples out kissing across the nation, stop by your local LUSH store to be part of kissing DOMA good-bye!
You can find your nearest LUSH location here.

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I am so proud of LUSH for publicly standing up for what's right and what they believe in! Please consider supporting them through any (or all!) of the options I've listed above. Chris and I wanted to make it to the KISS & TELL tomorrow, but he has to be at work at 12 and the closest *actual* LUSH store to us is about 30 minutes away, so that won't really work. But we will be sharing a kiss at 1138 am anyways to show our solidarity for the cause!

Lastly, I understand that many people have varying opinions on what is "right" and "wrong" when it comes to relationships, love and marriage. As always, you are more than welcome to discuss your opinions below but any rude or hateful comments will absolutely not be tolerated. Please be considerate, and remember that this is my blog and I will post about topics and support causes that I like.

♥ M

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