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Apple also gives gay couples a "shout out" in iOS 6 "emojis"

Remember those little marriage icons on, Inc. (FB)?  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 gay marriage
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 CNN interview, "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 emojis
Apple includes gay "emojis" in iOS6. [Image Source: Gizmodo]

The Facebook change comes shortly after Apple, Inc. (AAPL) opted to update iOS 6 to include gay couples expressing various affectionate gestures in its canned text message image responses ("emojis").

Source: CNN

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RE: Better Strategy
By overlandpark4me on 7/9/2012 2:41:33 AM , Rating: 2
Their "issues" are their thinking that 7 percent of the population acts like they are 90 percent of the population. This is why we weed them out of our company. They can't get through a day without something to do with their twisted sexual orientation. Only two left. Hopefully by Labor Day, we'll be clean. If I wore a "straight and proud" button, I'd be viewed negatively. Meanwhile those twisted f**k's have a parade with naked men running around in front of children. If it was near a school around here, they'd be on the sexual pred list.

RE: Better Strategy
By superstition on 7/30/2012 9:26:14 PM , Rating: 2
Heterosexual men are statistically more likely to molest children.

As for your company, it's a good thing that there are other companies around where gay employees' work is appreciated.

If you're worried about becoming cleaner, the first thing you should start with is your bigotry. Ignorance is not orderly.

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