Facebook Adds Icons That Indicate Gay Marriage

Posted Jul 2, 2012

Facebook has created a new set of icons that indicate when users have had a gay marriage. The new same-sex icons let people know when you are legally married to someone of the same sex. Facebook recently was given an award by GLAAD for fighting anti-gay bullying. Last year Facebook added an “In A Civil Union” and an “In A Domestic Partnership” option to user profiles.

GLAAD spokesperson Allison Palmer said:

“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.”