Quote: Sesame Street Responds to Gay-Marriage Petition

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“Bert and Ernie are best friends.  They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics…they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”

— STATEMENT on Sesame Workshop‘s Facebook page, in response to an online petition calling for Bert and Ernie to get married