Quick Note: Facebook Adds Gay Marriage Icons
July 5, 2012 5:57 PM
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Apple also gives gay couples a "shout out" in iOS 6 "emojis"
Remember those little
marriage icons on Facebook.com
, Inc. (
)? Well the site, which at times has been accused of being intolerant to homosexuality, has stirred up a pot of worms by adding special icons to celebrate the marriage of gay couples.
When one of the network's 900 million users posts that they got hitched, traditionally they were treated with a standard heterosexual male and female cake-topper style icon. Homosexual couples received the same icon, much to their chagrin.
But in the U.S. over the weekend, users began to notice new icons -- two males or two females -- were introduced.
Facebook has added gay marriage icons. [Image Source: Facebook via CNN]
James Lazar, a 38-year-old Chicago man was married (to a man), but had refused to change his status for some time due to the male-female icon. He commented, "I don't like being forced into typical gender roles -- because we aren't. I think it's offensive."
But he eventually bit the bullet and updated his profile to reflect his marriage. And to his surprise and delight shortly thereafter his icon changed to two men. He recalls in a
, "I honestly didn't realize it was going to show up in my feed. I have 80,000 people 'liking' it and congratulating me and I'm like, 'Well, it was seven years ago!'"
Apple includes gay "emojis" in iOS6. [Image Source: Gizmodo]
The Facebook change comes shortly after Apple, Inc. (
) opted to update iOS 6 to include gay couples expressing various affectionate gestures in its canned text message image responses ("emojis").
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Wow..This is still an issue?
7/8/2012 3:11:58 AM
Wow some of you ignorants on here just can't accept the fact that one men likes another. I really don't see the point in this debate people are people. No wonder this world if full of violence. How cant it be solved when people are boiling red about something so simple as this. Not only that but also jump into conclusions.
Like to the guy that said whats next a turtle? Yea ok buddy I am sure you str8 people are so perfect that you have those manly shirts. You know Wife beater shirts.
Let this stupid debate go and move along.
RE: Wow..This is still an issue?
7/8/2012 3:22:04 AM
but then i couldn't tell if he was joking or not lol.
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