Washington, D.C. (CNS) – The retailer American Apparel has several stores in the Washington, D.C. area that are being targeted for the “Legalize Gay” t-shirts that the company is selling.
Local news stations are reporting that the Silver Spring location arrived Monday morning with broken store windows and on Tuesday, the Georgetown location received threatening phone calls. On Wednesday, both locations received death threats.
The retailer is standing its ground and will keep selling the t-shirts. A message was posted on American Apparel’s blog on Thursday stating:
“Yesterday an American Apparel store in Silver Spring, Maryland had a window broken by someone upset over the company’s support for gay marriage. Our Georgetown location and others in the areas have received similar threats. We just wanted to use this forum here to announce that not only are they not going to prevent us from speaking out on an issue that is important to this company and our employees but we’ll continue to run Legalize Gay advertisements in papers across the DC-Metro area. We’ll also send Legalize Gay t-shirts to any group in Washington DC that is fighting for gay rights and will help support any protest or rally for the cause.”