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June 8, 2012

America's Next Top Model contestant Isis King among those donning the shirts in ads for American Apparel

A new line of equality-themed T-shirts was launched today (8 June) by American Apparel which is featuring a transgender model in one of its ad campaigns for the first time.

Isis King is a transgender activist who was once a contestant on the TV series America's Next Top Model. She can be seen in the ads wearing various T-shirts with such slogans as 'Gay OK' and 'Legalize Gay!'

March 20, 2012

Says make-up of Supreme Court may impact ability to 'love whomever we choose'

While campaigning for her husband in New York City, First Lady Michelle Obama twice reminded people that it is the president who makes appointments to the US Supreme Court and that those appointments could impact gay marriage.

At an event hosted by actor Robert De Niro on Monday (19 March), the First Lady said: 'Let us not forget what [the Supreme Court's] decisions - the impact those decisions will have on our lives for decades to come - on our privacy and security, on whether we can speak freely, worship openly, and, yes, love whomever we choose.'