By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

BURLINGTON, Vermont, September 2, 2009 ( – Vermont ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s has temporarily renamed their popular “Chubby Hubby” ice cream to “Hubby Hubby” to show the company’s support for the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in the state.

On September 1 same-sex “marriages” began to be performed in Vermont after the state legally redefined marriage to include homosexuals last April.

The repackaged ice cream tub features a caricature of two men getting “married” and will be available only in Vermont during September, after which the packaging will return to normal.

A press release states that the company has partnered with Freedom to Marry, a homosexual rights group, “to raise awareness of the importance of marriage equality and to encourage other states to follow the blazing trails of Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, and Maine.”

“The legalization of marriage for gay and lesbian couples in Vermont is certainly a step in the right direction, and something worth celebrating with peace, love – and plenty of ice cream,” said Ben & Jerry’s CEO Walt Freese.

Ben and Jerry’s has a reputation for social activism and publicity stunts since being founded by two former hippies in Burlington, Vermont in 1978, and has maintained its promotion of homosexuality under the guise of “equal rights for all people” since the company was bought by food giant Unilever in 2000.

“From the very beginning of our 30 year history, we have supported equal rights for all people,” Freese said in the press release.

Unilever, which owns brands such as Q-Tips, Lipton, Best Foods, Birds Eye, CountryCrock, Wish-Bone, Axe, Finesse, Salon Selectives, and Suave, as well as Ben & Jerry’s, has been on the Life Decisions International (LDI) Boycott List for many years.

The LDI Boycott List identifies corporations that are boycott targets due to their support of Planned Parenthood, the world’s primary abortion-advocacy group, and other anti-family and anti-life initiatives.

The LDI list of boycott targets is available here.

To contact Ben & Jerry’s with your opinion:
Sean Greenwood, Head of Public Relations
Phone: 802-846-1500
Email: [email protected]
Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc.
30 Community Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403-6828
Email via website here.

See related LSN coverage:

Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ Begin Today in Vermont

Newly Identified Corporate and Charitable Group Supporters of Planned Parenthood Named