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July 2, 2012

Facebooks Adds “Same-Sex” Icons To Dating Relationship Status Messages

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Same Sex Marriage Icons On Facebook

Facebook on Monday showed its support for gay marriage when the company debuted same-sex marriage status icons that best reflect a persons relationship status. In the past a bride and groom were used for straight couples who were married while no such icon was available for gay married couples.

The movie was first spotted when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes married his partner Sean Eldgridge (pictured above) and the men were met with the symbol for two grooms as he announced the wedding on his Facebook Timeline.

Facebook is no stranger to same-sex couple support, in 2011 the company created relationship options for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community members. Among the options available were “In a domestic partnership” and “In a civil Union.”

At the same time Facebook has come under fire in the past for removing photos of same sex couples kissing and for removing group posts that supported the LGBT community. read more

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