Petition Asks Sesame Street to Let Bert and Ernie Marry

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Petition Asks Sesame Street to Let Bert and Ernie Marry
[1] Now that New York has become the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, it was probably only a matter of time before people got to wondering when one of the state's most famous and beloved pair of long-term partners would be tying the knot. The couple in question is Bert and Ernie, puppets and opposites-attract besties who reside on New York City's (fictional) Sesame Street. A petition is currently circulating which asks PBS to "let" the pair make their alleged love legal. Oh sure, the two may claim to be "just friends" on the show, but plenty of people over the years have wondered -- some jokingly, some more seriously -- if the relationship runs deeper than the show is willing to admit. Read more after the jump. While this may be the first time some Sesame Street fans are hearing about this sorta-controversy, Bert and Ernie actually have a
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