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Facebook Updates Marriage Status To Include Same-Sex Couples

FacebookgaymarriageTech companies are increasingly embracing their LGBT users. First Apple introduced an inclusive line of emoticons and now Facebook is including same-sex partner icons for its "married" status update.

GLAAD offers the details:

Facebook has rolled out a new feature providing additional recognition for its users who are married to a person of the same sex. Now these users who have indicated on their Facebook timeline that they are married will be recognized by new same-sex marriage icons, rather than the marriage icon used for straight married couples.

This change follows several notable LGBT inclusion efforts by Facebook. Last year, Facebook added ‘In a Civil Union’ and ‘In a Domestic Partnership’ options to user profiles. Facebook has also taken significant steps toward preventing anti-LGBT bullying, and created the Network of Support with GLAAD and other LGBT organizations in 2010.

The new icon comes just in time for Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes' gay nuptials.

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  1. Another five years and same-sex marriage will be common-place. No longer on FaceBook tho' after my contacts were hijacked and friends/associates received dire requests for money - "it's an emergency! Please send..." Account was deleted and I won't go back. C'est la vie!

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jul 2, 2012 10:07:11 AM

  2. 'Bout damned time.

    Posted by: sparks | Jul 2, 2012 3:35:14 PM

  3. That is nice, but I don't feel I need to specify if my spouse is female or male. Married is married.

    Posted by: Brentano | Jul 2, 2012 9:05:12 PM

  4. It's only available if you've been switched over to their awful "Timeline." If you still cling to the old, uncluttered (relatively) format, the option is not available.

    Posted by: TomTallis | Jul 2, 2012 10:22:56 PM

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