FORD DESIGNERS AND EQUAL RIGHTS
Ford’s family car illuminates the HRC symbol
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Published on Mon, Apr 1, 2013
By: The LACar Editorial Staff
April 1, 2013—In a marketing coup for Ford, members of its North American design studio revealed that the 2013 Taurus is fitted with taillights supporting the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The HRC equality symbol came into the limelight during the U.S. Supreme Court hearings last week, but Ford designers wanted to show their support early on by using the HRC symbol in the makeover of its quintessential family car. How times have changed. Readers may recall that Ford was once the subject of a threatened boycott by the Mississippi-based American Family Association because the automaker extended partnership benefits to gay employees and advertised in gay publications. That was back in 2005. In the words of Bob Dylan, the times, they are a-changing.