Same-sex marriage icon added to Facebook

Facebook Gay Marriage

The standard bride and groom icon that Facebook users were locked into when declaring their marriage on their timeline has some other options available. Now, same-sex marriages have icons of their own as first seen when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes married Sean Eldridge over the weekend. His timeline event image is above.

“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,” Allison Palmer, GLAAD’s head of campaigns and programming, told Mashable.

Some images from the wedding can be seen on Hughes’ public Facebook profile.

Written by JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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