Should the longtime roomies of Sesame Street - Bert & Ernie - tie the knot like so many of us have been doing lately?
Rod & Rickey from Avenue Q got married after it became legal in New York, and now the folks over at Change.org think it's time for Bert & Ernie.
From the Change.org website, local resident Lair Scott, is asking the question and getting folks to sign a petition, from the site they share:
In this horrific age of LGBT kids taking their own lives, they need to know that they ARE BEAUTIFUL and their lives are worth living. Aside from those that are committing suicide, the bullies that facilitate these tragedies need to learn that homophobia is NOT okay. They need to know that acceptance of their fellow human beings would indeed plant a seed of peace that will reverberate throughout the world. We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful. Only that they allow Bert & Ernie to marry or even add a transgender character to the show. It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different. Let Sesame Street and PBS Kids be a big part in saving many worthy lives. Please visit our Facebook page.
Personally, I think that they should just remain "roommates" the way it's been for 40+ years. So what if two guys live together - it happens all the time - whether they're gay or straight. I think the difference between Bert & Ernie and Rod & Rickey is that Rod & Rickey are out.....we still don't know what's up with Bert & Ernie, and honestly don't care.
What do you think? Should they tie the knot?