‘Sesame Street’ exec says it’s ‘OK’ to think Bert and Ernie are gay

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The speculation swirling around “Sesame Street” characters Bert and Ernie have caused debate on whether the puppets are simply roommates or have a romantic relationship.

In September, “Sesame Street” writer Mark Saltzman, who is openly gay, said he based Bert and Ernie’s relationship on his own romantic relationship with another man.

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Northern Ireland bakery refuses to make Bert and Ernie gay marriage cake

By : Staff Report
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Ashers Baking Company, which refused to make a gay-themed cake featuring Sesame Street couple Bert and Ernie, might face legal action over its decision to not bake the cake.

The Northern Ireland bakery is run by very Chrisitan business owners, who published a statement on their website in defense of their decision. They said the slogan above the puppets was in support of gay marriage.

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