Facebook is adding to its ever-growing list of gay accolades with the introduction of new marriage icons that depict same-sex couples.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) notes that the new icons follow a number of notable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) inclusion efforts put forth by the social media site. In 2011, Facebook added “In a Civil Union” and “In a Domestic Partnership” options to user profiles. In addition, the site has also taken significant steps towards preventing anti-LGBT bullying, creating the Network of Support with GLAAD and other LGBT organizations in 2010.
One of the new icons depicts two brides, the other two grooms.
Facebook’s move follows the unveiling of new gay-inclusive “emojis,” or emoticons, which will be found on the new version of Apple’s iPhone operating system, slated for release this fall.
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