Sesame Street is not going ahead with the marriage. A spokesperson for the show insisted that the pair are simply "best friends with no sexual orientation." They also pointed out that the characters were "created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves."
Here is the Petitions Overview:
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. You can find it here :http://chn.ge/nID1xk (change.corg)
Who knows, maybe with enough signatures Sesame Street may actually give in....what are your thoughts?