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Facebook recognizes gay marriage by adding icon

Facebook has added a same-sex marriage icon to the timeline, allowing gay couples to update their status complete with an icon.

Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder, was among the first to use the icon, following his wedding to Sean Eldridge last weekend.

“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.

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg was among the more than 1,800 members that Liked Hughes’ update.

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