Villa Sanctuary’s exclusive Love Wins Towel is a perfect way to celebrate LOVE!
I was inspired to design this towel by a high school friend and his partner’s Love story that helped to change our world. When I was attending Turpin High School in the early 1980’s I had no idea that some thirty years later my friend John Arthur and his partner Jim Obergefell would be instrumental in legalizing Same Sex Marriage in the United States. Jim and John had wanted to marry for years but were unable in Ohio. John was terminally ill with ALS. Determined to marry, they chartered a medical plane and flew to the Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Jim and John were married on the tarmac by John’s aunt. John passed away three months later. The series of legal battles to have Jim recognized as John’s husband on the death certificate lead all the way to the Supreme Court. On June 26th 2015 the United State’s Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land.
At the end of President Obama’s second term I sent he and the First Lady Several Love Wins towels with a Thank You note for their service expressing what a lovely First Family I felt that they had been. Imagine my surprise several weeks later the receive a Thank You note!
The 100% cotton towel was designed by Brad and is manufactured by the French Linen Company Garnier-Thiebaut. The towel measures approximately 22″x30″