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Salt Lake business owners promote gay marriage with new ‘Hummussexual’ shirt
First Published Mar 31 2014 01:02 pm • Last Updated Mar 31 2014 03:17 pm

What do you do if you make hummus for a living — but you’re also one of three plaintiffs in Utah’s same-sex marriage lawsuit?

You create a "Hummusexual" T-shirt.

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The light-hearted attire is a way for Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity, owners of Laziz Foods, to promote their Mediterranean dips and spreads and encourage Utahns to show support for marriage equality. Last March, Kitchen and Sbeity, joined two other couples in a lawsuit alleging Utah’s gay marriage law was unconstitutional.

"We realize that, overall, it’s not smart (or popular) for businesses to side with political issues," Sbeity said in an email to The 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."

The shirts cost $20 each, with 15 percent of the sales going to Restore Our Humanity, the organization that is funding the case.

The shirts, which have the word "Hummussexual" on the front and "Live, Love. Laziz" on the back, will be available beginning Saturday, April 5, at the Laziz booth at the Downtown Winter Market.

The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rio Grande Depot, 270 S. Rio Grade St., Salt Lake City.

The shirts come in red and brown and men’s and women’s sizes from small to extra-large. They can be pre-ordered at this website.

For those who plan to pick up the shirts at the market, enter the code NOSHIP.

Laziz is not the first Utah company to offer items in support of same-sex marriage. In February, Wasatch Brewery released Live and Let Live, a blonde pale ale that paired two similar ingredients.

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