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Facebook adds new icons for married same-sex couples

Facebook has updated its marriage status to include recognition for users who are married to a person of the same sex by providing new marriage icons representing same-sex couples. 

Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge use new Facebook icon
Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge use new Facebook icon
Previously users were forced to use an icon designed and representing straight married couples. 

Facebook has made a number of changes to include LGBT users. Last year the social network site added ‘In a Civil Union' and ‘In a Domestic Partnership' option to user profiles.

GLAAD awarded Facebook a GLAAD Media award for its effort to combat cyberbullying. 

The move comes as Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes married his partner Sean Eldridge on Saturday in New York. The couple were married at their home in Garrison. 


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