Gay Marriage Activists Push for Bert & Ernie to Marry on Sesame Street


Do Muppets have an orientation? An online campaign tries to get Sesame Street to "marry" Ernie and Bert:

An online campaign to pressure the producers of "Sesame Street" into having lovable roommates Bert and Ernie get married is gathering steam.

Getting hitched would change things for Ernie, who has long sang about how his bath toy, Rubber Duckie, "was the one."

More than 700 people have signed on to the petition, posted at

"We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful," reads the petition for the muppet merger. "It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different." --New York Daily News