In yet another item that no one of us could have foreseen, there is apparently a petition going around, calling for Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie to marry.
To the best of my knowledge, neither Bert nor Ernie has come out of the closet, unless you consider the fact that they cohabitate their closet. A friend told me that her precocious son has had many questions about the pair from when he was very young.
The petition was started by one Lair Scott, an Illinois resident. Scott believes this could help bullied and LGBT kids with their plight. There are over seven hundred people who have signed the petition. No word on how many oppose.
I suspect this will prompt a Defense of Puppetry Act from the more religiously-addled members of the right wing. Or, as a coworker referred to it, the Henson Amendment.
They're just f-ing puppets, people.