An online petition started by Lair Scott and signed by 900 people is calling for Bert and Ernie to get married. How cute!
This is a timely development considering gay marriage is now officially legal in the state of New York and Sesame Street is based in The Big Apple. The petition was the idea of Lair Scott, as both puppets have long been thought of as a representation of gay couples, despite the Children's Television Workshop claiming otherwise. Bert and Ernie would symbolize progress for Sesame Street, and gay culture in general. However, this is still pending on whether or not the show's producers go with this specific partnership theme. Stay tuned to find out if Bert and Ernie get hitched!