Just in time for Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes (left) to marry his longtime love, Sean Eldridge (right), in New York City last Saturday, the social networking website has introduced marriage status icons that depict same-sex couples.
When openly gay couples changed their status to "married" in the past, an icon of a man and woman appeared in the timeline. Now, however, the icon will represent two men or two women accordingly.
The recent update follows last year's addition of
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Facebook founder Chris Hughes is stepping up and speaking out against an anti-gay marriage amendment in North Carolina, which would ban same sex marriage in their state constitution.
Not only did he write an open letter to the North Carolina GOP, but he also pledged to donate $10 for each person who "liked" Equality NC's Facebook page in support of the organization's work.
Of course, the goal has already been reached!
His letter reads:
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Time to change his relationship status!
Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes (above right) is engaged to his boyfriend, Sean Eldridge, political director for Freedom To Marry.
Eldridge announced their engagement at the New York City reception in Support of Freedom To Marry at the couple's SoHo loft.
Eldridge told their guests:
"This is very timely for Chris and I to have you here tonight to celebrate marriage and work on marriage. We got engaged two weeks ago, so there is a real sense of urgency."
They have yet to set a date, but the two are willing to wait until marriage is legal in New York. Eldridge added:
"As you know, we can't get married in New York, so there is more of an urgency to approve gay marriage, so we can get married here. We're going to get married in the next year or two for sure. We're hoping as soon as possible."
We hope so too.
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