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A New Petition is Floating Around Asking Sesame Street to Let Bert and Ernie Get Married

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A man by the name of Lair Scott created a petition on Change.org.  The petition is asking for the marriage of Bert and Ernie.  For years people have speculated that Bert and Ernie were homosexual.  However, no one on Sesame Street has said one way or the other.  According to the petition on Change.org:

In this horrific age of LGBT kids taking their own lives, they need to know that they ARE BEAUTIFUL and their lives are worth living. Aside from those that are committing suicide, the bullies that facilitate these tragedies need to learn that homophobia is NOT okay. They need to know that acceptance of their fellow human beings would indeed plant a seed of peace that will reverberate throughout the world. We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful. Only that they allow Bert & Ernie to marry or even add a transgender character to the show. It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different. Let Sesame Street and PBS Kids be a big part in saving many worthy lives.

You can find the petition here or visit their facebook page.

I always just thought Bert and Ernie were best friends that lived together?  Do you think that Sesame Street should “out” Bert and Ernie and allow them to get married?

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