Anderson Cooper wasn't the only person to come out on Monday. Facebook rolled out new same-sex marriage icons, allowing users to declare wedlock with dual grooms or brides on their timelines.
The move follows a similar one from Apple, which unveiled new same-sex emojis -- those pictorial icons of everything from feces to Union Jacks to hand-holding couples.
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The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation noted in a blog post that Facebook -- the first social media company to win a Glaad media award -- has long been a supporter of gay equality, unveiling last year options to list a user's relationship status as "In a Civil Union" or "In a Domestic Partnership."