No gay wedding for Ernie and Bert

Och, wie schade. Von Reuters:

The educational workshop behind the 40 year-old TV series dismissed the idea of a made-for-TV, same-sex puppet wedding in response to an online campaign and petition to have the two "Sesame Street" characters get married as a way to beat homophobia and encourage tolerance of gay people. […]

"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," Sesame Workshop said in a statement posted on its official Facebook page.

No "Sesame Street" gay wedding for Bert and Ernie (Bild: Ernie and Bert (with Rubber Duckie) Halloween 2007 von Chattingjason)