Why in Facebook there was an icon of same-sex marriage

Why in Facebook there was an icon of same-sex marriage

The social network Facebook tries to react to the changes happening in society and in life of the people registered on this site quickly. And the icon of same-sex marriage which can be displayed in news became one of signs of time.

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Emergence of an icon with the image of same-sex marriage corresponds to changes in the legislation of many countries of the world. For 2012 same-sex marriages admit and consist in the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Spain, the Republic of South Africa, Canada, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina and Denmark. Also similar unions are possible in 8 states the USA and the capital District of Columbia, the city of Mexico City and in one of states of Brazil. In some states, for example, in Great Britain, permission of same-sex marriages is planned soon.

Introduction of special designations for same-sex marriages is also a sign of friendship of administration of Facebook to all LGBT community (to LGBT - the collective term designating lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals and transgenders). Earlier, in 2011, users already had an opportunity to specify various marriage status. The matter is that in many states, at absence homosexuals of the rights for marriage, in parallel have a possibility of registration of the civil unions granting the limited rights. For example, such unions between same-gender people are possible in France, in Germany, Great Britain and other states. Therefore in the questionnaires same-sex couples can report about the conclusion of the similar unions. The administration of a popular resource even got special awards from funds for protection of the rights of gays and lesbians for support of LGBT organizations.