Facebook Introduces Marriage Status Icons Depicting Same-Sex Couples

Following in Apple's iconic footsteps, Facebook over the weekend unveiled two new "cake topper" figures for same-sex couples declaring their marriage status on the social network.

Previously, changing one's partnership status to "married" would produce an timeline icon depicting a heterosexual couple.

One of the first to use the new icon was Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, who married his partner Sean Eldridge on Saturday.

GLAAD notes that this is not Facebook's first gesture of LGBT inclusion: In February of last year, the company made it possible for users to select "In a Civil Union" and "In a Domestic Partnership" from a list of possible relationships.

It remains to be seen how One Million Moms — an anti-gay offshoot of the American Family Association which relies on Facebook to propagate its message — will respond to this progressive feature.

[H/T: Towleroad]