Facebook Adds New Same-Sex Marriages Status Icons

Posted on Jul 3 2012 - 5:38am by Editorial Staff

In an urge of giving more social freedom, the social giant is now allowing same-sex newlyweds’ couple to get additional recognition. Now, these users can indicate on their Facebook timeline that they are married to the same sex person, which will be recognized by new same-sex marriage icons, rather than the regular marriage icon, which can be used for straight married couples. While the addition is great news as it gives the same-sex community a fresh in values understanding and sharing their joy “socially.”

Following the change, GLAAD‘s Allison Palmer said in a statement: “Following Facebook’s addition of domestic partnership and civil union to profile options last year, these new marriage icons for timeline are another important way for same-sex couples to be recognized. This move is the latest in a series of measures Facebook has taken to support and include the LGBT community, which earned it the distinction of being the first social media company to receive a GLAAD Media Award earlier this year.”

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