Facebook Launches Gay-Married Icons
Facebook has recently introduced two new icons for same-sex married couples. Instead of using the same old boring marriage icons, the new icons features two brides, the other two grooms. Now users will have the ability to identify that they are in a same-sex marriage.
Like many efforts done by prominent businesses in support of gay consumers/patrons, Facebook continues to employ small enhancements in favor of the LGBT community. Last year, Facebook gave users the option of classifying their current relationship status by choosing “In a Civil Union” or “In a Domestic Partnership.” Social networking is definitely coming around to recognize the LGBT community.
According to On Top Magazine, the move comes just weeks after Apple included new gay and lesbian icons in its newest iteration of its popular iPhone. The phone’s new iOS 6 operating system sports an expanded emojis keyboard which supports graphic emoticons for text messaging and e-mails. Two of these pictograms represent gay and lesbian couples for the first time.