Facebook now offers same-sex marriage icons
In a nod to the diverse orientations of its users, Facebook is providing icons for same-sex marriages for use in their Timelines.
The social network rolled out the new groom-groom and bride-bride icons to represent same-sex unions, according to a report on tech site CNET.
CNET said one of the first appearances of the new icons was in the wedding announcement of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes to his longtime boyfriend Sean Eldridge.
It earned more than 2,000 "likes," including one from Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Also, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) lauded the move as a key step in increasing recognition of gay and lesbian unions.
Facebook in February 2011 added to its relationship status options "in a civil union" and "in a domestic partnership."
"Following Facebook's addition of domestic partnership and civil union to profile options last year, these new marriage icons for timeline are another important way for same-sex couples to be recognized," said Allison Palmer, GLAAD's vice president of campaigns and programs.
Palmer added Facebook's move is the latest of many measures to support and include the LGBT community. — TJD, GMA News
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