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Facebook Adds 'Married' Timeline Icons For Gay & Lesbian Couples


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"Iconic" move, Facebook!

It's Facebook official! After recognizing that many of its same-sex married couple members have been using the "married" icons meant for straight couples, Facebook has introduced new "married" timeline icons for gay users, one of which depicts two brides, the other, two grooms.

How's that for an Independence Day kick-off?

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Facebook's co-founder, Chris Hughes, was one of the first people to use the new icon when he married his longtime partner, Sean Eldridge, this past Saturday.

The change is just one of many recent efforts by Facebook to include and acknowledge the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Just last year, Facebook added both "In a Civil Union" and "In a Domestic Partnership" options to user profiles.

Here's to many more "iconic" moves, Facebook!

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