In light of the just-passed global Pride Week, the Facebook relationship icons family welcomes the gay and lesbian marriage option.
Society is becoming more open to the prospect of marriage between love and love, as opposed to the traditional man and woman pair. What may have sparked this slow, but steady change in cultural thought is unclear -- be it the sad number of suicide cases caused by bullying centered on sexual orientation, or the backing of America's president, nonetheless, the world is becoming a more comfortable place. The updating of Facebook's relationship status options signals its support of the issue, acknowledging each individual's right to be with whomsoever they choose.
Apple has completed a similar action, releasing an iOS 6 update that will feature gay and lesbian emoticons as well.