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.


  1. says

    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!

  2. TomTallis says

    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.

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