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Facebook same sex marriage

by Hannah Sinclair | 04.07.2012
Over the weekend the social networking site has introduced same sex marriage as a relationship status, along with an icon to reflect this.

The change was noticed when co founder of Facebook, Chris Hughes married his partner Sean Eldridge and made the change. Mark Zuckerburg, plus 1800 other Facebook, users all ‘liked’ the Facebook timeline update.

Facebook is continually showing their support for same sex couples, back in the beginning of 2011 introducing additional relationship options for those in the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender community. Facebook has also hooked up with GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) in an attempt to prevent anti-gay bullying within the social network.

Introducing these features will of course face objection and criticism from some, but most hope Facebook will be the first of many to recognise same sex couples.