Ben Johnson


Dislike: Facebook unveils same-sex ‘marriage’ icons

Ben Johnson

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, July 3, 2012 ( – Homosexuals who are joined in same-sex “marriages” have been given their own icon on Facebook.

Now, when same-sex couples go through a wedding ceremony, their timeline will display an image of two men or two women instead of a cartoonish heterosexual married couple.

The move came a little over a year after the company allowed users to change their relationship status to “in a civil union” or “in a domestic partnership.”

Allison Palmer, vice president of campaigns and programs at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), said the matching blue brides or grooms “are another important way for same-sex couples to be recognized.”

“This move is the latest in a series of measures Facebook has taken to support and include the LGBT community, which earned it the distinction of being the first social media company to receive a GLAAD Media Award earlier this year,” she said.

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Brittany McMillan awarded Facebook the GLAAD Media Award in June.

After taking its stock public in May, the online networking site, created by Mark Zuckerberg, has seen its stock value crash in what some analysts have called the “worst IPO in a decade.”

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