Apple lovers can support the UK plan to legalize gay marriage by buying Ben and Jerry’s “Apple-y Ever After” ice cream, but it does come with controversy.
It would not be the first time that Ben and Jerry’s has created a bit of controversy by supporting gay marriage with a flavor of ice cream. Back in 2009, they renamed ‘Chubby Hubby’ to ‘Hubby Hubby’ in support of Vermont where they are headquartered, legalization of gay marriage.
The company issued a press release on the current name change in support of the British law. Part of it read: Social justice is at the core of our values. Since our humble beginning 34 years ago, Ben and Jerry’s has been an advocate for equal rights. (Did you know we were one of the first companies in the US back in 1993 that widened our health and employment benefits umbrella to recognize unmarried domestic partners regardless of their sexual orientation?)
It continued, If you think that Civil Partnership is the same as marriage, think again! Show your support and help convince members of parliament that it’s time to say ‘I do’ to same-sex marriage!
The press release also gave information about a Facebook page started up by the company that people can join in support of gay marriage in England. On the carton of ‘Apple-y Ever After’ a picture shows two men in tuxedo’s standing on top of a wedding cake.