Facebook supports same sex marriage


I wonder of the uber-conservative catholic brigade will now desert the great evil that is Facebook:

Facebook 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 when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes married his partner Sean Eldridge. An icon of two grooms was added to Hughes’ Facebook Timeline to announce their wedding news.

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was among one of the 1,800 members that Liked Hughes’ update.

This isn’t the first time Facebook has showed support of same-sex couples. In February 2011 it introduced two relationship options for those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, including “In a domestic partnership” and “In a civil union.”


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  • Neil

    Oops – Lesian – what sexual preference is that one Cameron?

  • Redneck

    Here’s some insight into what we are in for in the not too distant future:

    A bill currently before the California state senate by drafted by an
    ultra-left wing legislator by the name of Mark Leno from San Francisco. This bill puts into place the legal framework for a child to have more than two parents, one again catering to homosexuals:


    Polygamy and polyamory will follow. Such is the order of these pathologies.

    • King Solomon had hundreds of wives and concubines.

      • davewin

         Ever wondered why he didn’t try a few queers for variety? Or whether he was actually “married”. It is a dumb argument Cameron.

      • jonno1

        I hear he gave the first 2 or 3 quite a hard time. But the rest got it pretty soft.

  • “I wonder of the uber-conservative catholic brigade will now desert the great evil that is Facebook”….unlikely as that would require some consistency in the Catholics’ (and any anti-gay Christian on FB) hypocrisy!

  • Meg

    Well done facebook. Good to see them getting with the correct moral position.

  • Hmmm … no.

    Facebook is too big for that.  It would be like trying to boycott electricity or the internet. 

  • AnonWgtn

    Easy – do not join any social sites.

  • Andrei

    Oh wow – a gay  facebook glitterati had a ceremony that mimics marriage and the usual suspects  go into paroxysms of glee as though it was anything other than empty noise emitted from  a decadent celebrity culture in a dying civilization.

    • Meg

      I see the hater is hating again. 

  • Desert the great evil? I hope not, that’d be like shooting the messenger!

  • parorchestia

    What icon will Facebook use for mugs who purchased their shares?