With the Supreme Court deciding two marriage equality cases Wednesday, and Twitter reaction coming fast and furious, I was interested to see how the fashion industry would respond.
The industry has been incredibly supportive of gay rights over the years. Isaac Mizrahi and Michael Kors recently married their same-sex partners, while Tom Ford, Christian Siriano and other designers have spoken out on the issue in interviews. Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour released a video stating her opinion that the right to marry is as fundamental as the right to vote.
And yet, American designers and brands have been largely quiet on Twitter on Wednesday morning. Michael Kors, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg and others have not commented on the rulings.
Here are a few Tweets from designers and brands that have appeared in support of the decisions.
We at MJ are proud of our country! The Supreme Court has voted down DOMA. Thank you Justice Anthony M. Kennedy!
Its a home run for gay rights today. Not a grand slam but a good home run. Next stop all 50 states. Justice Kennedy. YOU are my hero - PG
Ding dong, DOMA's dead!
Always Be One.
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