I wonder of the uber-conservative catholic brigade will now desert the great evil that is Facebook:
FacebookÂ has introduced a new Timeline feature that allows same-sex couples to declare their marriage status on the site with icons that best reflect the relationship, rather than the standard icon of a bride and a groom used for straight couples.
The feature was first noticed over the weekend whenÂ Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes married his partner Sean Eldridge. An icon of two grooms was added to Hughesâ Facebook Timeline to announce their wedding news.
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was among one of the 1,800 members that Liked Hughesâ update.
This isnât the first time Facebook has showed support of same-sex couples. In February 2011 itÂ introduced two relationship optionsÂ for those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, including âIn a domestic partnershipâ and âIn a civil union.â