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Published On: Fri, Jun 28th, 2013

Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street star on New Yorker’s cover featuring gay marriage

The New Yorker went ahead and stuck its nose in Sesame Street’s business on Friday with their new cover in the wake of the Supreme Court’s rulings on DOMA and Prop 8.

Bert and Ernie, the popular roommates from the popular kids show are featured on the cover, cuddled on the couch with the Supreme Court justices on the TV.

Next weeks’ cover is called “Moment of Joy.”

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” said Jack Hunter, the artist behind this image, adding via Tumblr:

“This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”

It’s possible not everyone agrees, however. In 2011, Sesame Street even said that Bert and Ernie are just friends, with no implied sexual orientation.

“They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves,” the 2011 statement said. “Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”

Sesame Street has not yet commented on the New Yorker cover.

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