Bert and Ernie New Yorker Cover Celebrates Gay Marriage Rulings

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It's always been assumed, but The New Yorker went ahead and stuck its nose in Sesame Street's business today...

... by outing Bert and Ernie as a gay couple!

In the wake of the Supreme Court shooting down DOMA and Prop 8 this week, the magazine's latest issue places these two puppets on the cover, savoring the "moment of joy."

Bert and Ernie New Yorker Cover

“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.

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