Australians Can’t Order Two Scoops Of The Same Ice Cream Until They Have Marriage Equality

The 26th of June 2015 was a momentous day for equality in America

Gay men and women were able to marry the person they loved in the eyes of the law. It was a long and arduous battle for social activists, but eventually, they won. They achieved what they set out to do on 6/26. However, that is not the case around the world. There are still many countries that do not have these rights.

So, Ben & Jerry’s, a vocal supporter of LGBT rights, stepped in to make a difference. Australia, in particular, has lagged behind the rest of the developed world. To make a point and raise awareness, they have banned people from getting two scoops of the same flavour. It’s supposed to be a metaphor for marriage equality.

It all started with a tweet

The official Ben & Jerry’s Twitter account sent out a tweet of an image where same-sex marriage was legal, as well as the caption “Australia, why are we lagging behind with laws?”

The response was all over the place

Some loved it; some hated it.

Others praised it for being so open and loving

Some said they were using politics to get sales.

But with a name like that, I can’t take you seriously.

What do you think?

I, for one, believe that it’s dumb. Not the stance, but the way they’re going about it. It’s going to have no effect whatsoever, and people won’t care. It’s a publicity stunt and about as helpful as adding a glass of water to the sea to prevent it from drying out. I’m sure their hearts were in the right place, but I don’t think it’s productive, useful, or in any way something to be proud of.

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