Facebook has introduced a new Timeline feature that allows same-sex couples to declare their marriage status on the site with icons that best reflect the relationship, rather than the standard icon of a bride and a groom used for straight couples.
The feature was first noticed over the weekend when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes married his partner Sean Eldridge. An icon of two grooms was added to Hughes' Facebook Timeline to announce their wedding news.
Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was among one of the 1,800 members that Liked Hughes' update.
This isn't the first time Facebook has showed support of same-sex couples. In February 2011 it for those in the lesian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, including "In a domestic partnership" and "In a civil union."
In addition, Facebook has (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) to prevent anti-gay bullying from occurring on the site. It also launched a Network of Support panel with MTV's A Thin Line campaign to address LGBT issues and launches a Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign with Time Warner.
In June, the social network received a GLAAD award for "recognizing fair and inclusive representations of the LGBT community."
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