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Facebook adds new status icons for same-sex marriages

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Facebook is allowing same-sex newlyweds to celebrate their unions with more appropriate cake topper icons. Male Facebook users selecting male partners will see the icon switch to a dual-groom design (pictured above), and vice versa for female users.

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facebook same sex icon 1020

In a recent change, Facebook is allowing same-sex newlyweds to celebrate their unions with more appropriate cake topper icons. Previously, the icon was an immutable bride-and-groom design, but now, male Facebook users choosing male partners in the "Marriage" Timeline event pop-up will see the icon switch to a dual-groom design (pictured above), and vice versa for female users. While the change is undoubtedly great news, you still aren’t able to choose a nonstandard icon without linking to your spouse’s Facebook account, which means users whose significant others aren’t on the social network are still stuck with the old design.