Bert and Ernie: Sesame Muppets pressed to marry

NEW YORK

A petition by Chicago resident Lair Scott asks people to sign up for the pals who share an apartment to get married -- as a way to make gay and lesbian youngsters feel better about themselves and to promote tolerance.

So far Scott's petition has picked up 5,800 signatures. But other sites have come out with petitions of their own calling for people to stop projecting a gay rights agenda on the beloved children's characters.

Twitter has been, well, a-twitter on the subject. It's a trending topic right now. One tweet wondered why so much attention is being paid to Bert and Ernie's domestic status when Oscar the Grouch lives in a garbage can.

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Online:

Change site: http://www.change.org

Sesame Street site: http://www.sesameworkshop.org

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