A portion of proceeds from the sale of
t-shirts proclaiming “Hummusexual” will go to support a lawsuit
challenging Utah's ban on gay marriage.
The shirts, available
for pre-order at SquareUp.com, are from Derek Kitchen and Moudi
Sbeity, owners of Laziz Foods in Salt Lake City. The men are among
the three plaintiff couples involved in the suit.
“We realize that, overall, it's not
smart (or popular) for businesses to side with political issues,”
Sbeity told The Salt Lake Tribune, “but our lives are on the
line here, and we hope to turn that around to our advantage, and make
sure that businesses take a firm stand for equality.”
Fifteen percent of the sales from the
$20 shirts – available in maroon and brown – go to Restore
Our Humanity, which is funding the case.
edition beer supports gay marriage in Utah.)